Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Stabat Mater Hymn
By the way, before anyone jumps down my throat about how I, a Lutheran, dare to enjoy a piece of Roman Catholic religious music that focuses on the Virgin Mary, here is a hymn paraphrase of the Stabat Mater which I found in a LUTHERAN hymnal. The paraphrase is by a 19th-century author named H. Mills, and the unique tune that went with this text is also titled STABAT MATER. Click the thumbnail for a blown-up image of the words and melody, taken from my as-yet-unfinished treasury of hymns (hence the indefinite number after the alternate tune). Note that the fermatas are only meant to indicate where each phrase of the melody ends.