Stabat Mater Speciosa
  • sdtalley3sdtalley3
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    Hello

    I got done putting this together yesterday, I am sorry there is no audio at the moment, but I'll have to finish making the slide presentation and post this at my YouTube channel. I will add the link to this post when that happens.
  • Steven,

    This text seems to be very similar to, but apparently distinct from the same poet's Stabat Mater Dolorosa.

    Could you disambiguate for me?
  • a_f_hawkins
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    Stabat Mater speciosa is considered one of the seven greatest Latin hymns of all time and one of the tenderest. It is based upon the Gospel account of the birth of Jesus. The hymn originated in the 13th century and has been attributed to Jacopone da Todi (1230-1306). There is a mirror image to this hymn, Stabat Mater dolorosa, which echoes the sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
    http://www.preces-latinae.org/thesaurus/BVM/SMSpeciosa.html
  • sdtalley3sdtalley3
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    Well put a_f_Hawkins.

    All the sources I came across say it was probably by Jacopone da Todi, and usually attributed to him. I think I have it so on the first sheet.
  • sdtalley3sdtalley3
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    Another thing for those that were wondering, I did stumble across a chant for it, but it did not set the mood for the music I wanted to write so I came up with a chant that reflects in a joyful and tender manner the text. A group asked me about this when they did not notice that “Do = D”, I transposed this because I found it jarring if I had the music a step lower for mode 6 as indicated in the chant.
  • francisfrancis
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    Here is a little idea for a new melody... this is the inverse melody of the Stabat Mater... since the stabat is sad, we turn it upside down to make it joyful.

    http://myopus.com/preview/stabatMaterSpecioso.mp4
  • sdtalley3sdtalley3
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    That's very lovely Francis.
  • francisfrancis
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    Per a request, posting this here.
  • vansensei
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    Bump: How did you get the chant to appear on the same page as the sheet so well? I'd like to write some alternating chant-choral pieces sometime, but I find chant written in modern notation cumbersome.
  • sdtalley3sdtalley3
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    @vansensei

    I simply used Adode PDF editor to cut and paste the individual chant lines where they came in between the polyphony.
  • sdtalley3sdtalley3
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    Also here is a new link to the music done by Matthew Curtis and Sarah Brailey.

    https://youtu.be/dXt6hQ_eR48
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  • m_r_taylor
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    Gorgeous!
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  • jefe
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    Talley, beautiful work here. Nice compiling/editing also. Thanks for this.
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