Stabat Mater (Vivaldi)
Stabat Mater for solo alto and orchestra, RV 621, is a composition by the Italian baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi on one of the Sorrows of Mary. It was premiered around 1727. A piano transcription was featured prominently in the 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Vivaldi's Stabat Mater only uses the first ten stanzas of the hymn. The music is keyed in F minor, and is generally slow and melancholy, with allegro only being used once in the Amen, and all the other movements not going faster than andante. Movements 4, 5, and 6 are identical to the first three musically.
It is split into nine movements as follows:
- Stabat mater dolorosa
- Cujus animam gementem
- O quam tristis et afflicta
- Quis est homo
- Quis non posset contristari
- Pro peccattis suae gentis
- Eia mater, fons amoris
- Fac ut ardeat cor meum
- Stabat Mater (Vivaldi): Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
- Free scores of Stabat Mater (Vivaldi) in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
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