Klara Ek

Klara Ek : Klara Ek - Andreas Scholl - Stabat mater - Pergolesi

with : Andreas Scholl

Academy of Ancient Music. Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 27 Jan. 2014. This concert was kindly presented by France Musique. *** Dear COPYRIGHT HOLDER, if you have any problems with this being on YouTube, please contact me, and I will remove it immediately. Thank you!

00:00 Stabat Mater
At the cross her station keeping,
Mary stood in sorrow weeping
When her Son was crucified.

04:01 Cuius animam gementem
While she waited in her anguish,
Seeing Christ in torment languish,
Bitter sorrow pierced her heart.

06:02 O quam tristis
With what pain and desolation,
With what noble resignation,
Mary watched her dying Son.

07:50 Quae moerebat
Ever-patient in her yearning
Though her tear-filled eyes were burning,
Mary gazed upon her Son.

09:54 Quis est homo
Who, that sorrow contemplating,
On that passion meditating,
Would not share the Virgin's grief?

12:41 Vidit suum dulcem
Mary, fount of love's devotion,
Let me share with true emotion
All the sorrow you endured.

16:07 Eja Mater
Virgin, ever interceding,
Hear me in my fervent pleading:
Fire me with your love of Christ.

18:07 Fac ut ardeat
Mother, may this prayer be granted:
That Christ's love may be implanted
In the depths of my poor soul.

20:10 Sancta Mater
At the cross, your sorrow sharing,
All your grief and torment bearing,
Let me stand and mourn with you.
Fairest maid of all creation,
Queen of hope and consolation,
Let me feel your grief sublime.
Virgin, in your love befriend me,
At the Judgment Day defend me.
Help me by your constant prayer.
Savior, when my life shall leave me,
Through your mother's prayers
receive me
With the fruits of victory.
Virgin of all virgins blest!
Listen to my fond request:
Let me share your grief divine.

25:28 Fac ut portem
Let me, to my latest breath,
In my body bear the death
Of your dying Son divine.
Wounded with His every wound,
Steep my soul till it has swooned
In His very Blood away.

28:34 Inflammatus
Fired and excited
by you, O Virgin, let me be defended
on the day of judgement.
Let me be shielded by the cross,
protected by Christ's death,
cherished by grace.

30:40 Quando corpus morietur
When my body dies,
let my soul be given
the glory of paradise. Amen.



Pictures:
00:00 Botticelli; Pietà
04:04 Andrea Mantegna; Lamentation of Christ
06:04 Botticelli; Pietà (detail)
07:53 Anton. da Messina; The Dead Christ supported by an Angel
09:59 Giovanni Bellini; Pietà (detail)
12:43 Giovanni Bellini; Pietà (detail)
16:08 William Adolphe Bouguereau; Pietà (detail)
18:11 El Greco; Pietà
20:13 El Greco; Pietà
22:52 Michelangelo; Pietà
25:28 Domenico Ghirlandaio; Lamentation over the Dead Christ
28:38 Paradiesgärtlein; Meister des Frankfurter Paradiesgärtleins
30:45 Sassoferrato; Virgin
34:13 Andreas Scholl/ Decca Classics
34:39 Klara Ek, Photo: Sussie Ahlburg
34:58 Academy of Ancient Music
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