Kodály, Zoltán (Vianini)

Anonymous German, Crucifixion, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, c. 1520

Zoltán Kodály, Stabat Mater dolorosa

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Performance by the Cappella Musicale, Basilica di San Marco, Milano, Giovanni Vianini conducting. [listen]

Stabat Mater dolorosa
Iuxta crucem lacrimosa
Dum pendebat Filius.

The grieving Mother stood
beside the cross weeping
where her Son was hanging.

Cuius animam gementem
Contristatam et dolentem
Pertransivit gladius.

Through her weeping soul,
compassionate and grieving,
a sword passed.

O quam tristis et afflicta
Fuit illa benedicta
Mater unigeniti!

O how sad and afflicted
was that blessed
Mother of the Only-begotten!

Pro peccatis suae gentis
Vidit Iesum in tormentis,
Et flagellis subditum.

For the sins of His people
she saw Jesus in torment
and subjected to the scourge.

Fac me tecum, pie, flere,
Crucifixo condolere,
Donec ego vixero.

Let me pious one weep with you,
bemoan the Crucified,
for as long as I live.

Iuxta crucem tecum stare,
Et me tibi sociare
In planctu desidero.

To stand beside the cross with you,
and for me to join you
in mourning, this I desire.

Quando corpus morietur,
Fac, ut animae donetur
Paradisi gloria. Amen.

my body dies,
grant that to my soul is given
the glory of paradise. Amen.