Zoltán Kodály (Raffaelli)

Joos van Cleve, Crucifixion, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1525

Zoltán Kodály, Stabat Mater dolorosa

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Performance by the Coro Dulcis Memoria, Frederico Raffaelli conducting.[YouTube: Right-click here, then left-click on "Open in New Window." Then arrange windows to follow text.]

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!

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.