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Easter Concert. 24th March 2015

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Stabat Mater Dolorosa

Stabat mater dolorosaThe mother stood sorrowing
Juxta crucem lacrymosa              By the cross, weeping
Dum pendebat Filius.                    While her Son hung there; Cujus animam gementem           Whose soul, lamenting,
Contristatem et dolentes             Sorrowing and grieving,
Pertransivit gladius.                     Has been pierced by the sword.

O quam tristis et afflicta              O how sad and afflicted
Fuit illa benedicta                        Was that blessed
Mater unigeniti.                            Mother of her only-begotten Son.

Quae morebat et dolebat            Who wept and grieved
et tremebat cum videbat             And trembled to behold
Nati poenas inclyti.                      The torment of her glorious child.

Quis est homo qui non fleret       What man would not weep
Christi Matrem si videret              If he saw the Mother of Christ
In tanto supplicio?                        In such torment?

Quis posset non contristari          Wh…