June 15th, 2013

This is a wonderful polyphonic choir singing Stabat Mater. Recorded in a church in Holland.
written by Juan Gutiérrez de Padill (1590-1664).

Text in Latin
Stabat mater dolorosa
Iuxta crucem lacrimosa,
Dum pendebat filius.
Cuius animam gementem
Contristatam et dolentem
Pertransivit gladius.

Text In English
The sorrowful Mother
stood by the cross, tearful
while her Son hung there
Through her sorrowful spirit
afflicted with sadness and grief
has passed a sword

Choir: Capella Ducis ('s-Hertogenbosch, The netherlands)
Conductor : Frans van de Loo
Thank Harke from Capella Ducis for the permission to upload this recording (CC BY-NC 3.0) of me to freesound.org. I hope many of you like it.
Link choir Capella Ducis: http://www.capelladucis.nl/

Location: St. Lambertuskerk, Torenstraat 1, Rosmalen, The Netherlands (Holland).
Date: May 25th 2013
Rode NT4 > Sony PCM D50 (unprocessed).

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (ca. 1590– 1664) was a Spanish composer in what is modern Mexico.
He was born in Málaga, Spain but moved to Puebla, Mexico, in 1620 to compose music in the New World. At the time New Spain was a viceroyalty of Spain that included modern day Mexico, Guatemala, the Philippines and other parts of Central America and the Caribbean. Padilla is one of the more important composers represented in the manuscripts at Puebla, Mexico and the Hackenberry collection in Chicago, Illinois. He worked at Puebla de Los Angeles, Mexico, which in Baroque times was a bigger religious center than Mexico City itself. He was appointed maestro de capilla of Puebla Cathedral in 1628.
He is to be distinguished from a younger Juan de Padilla, who was maestro de capilla at Zamora, Spain (1661-1663), and Toledo (1663-1673).
(this info is from wikipedia)

Nice track for under your non-commercial cathedral-pictures on youtube.
When you use this sound NON-COMMERCIAL it would be nice if you spent a voluntarily donation to freesound. Remind that this is not a must. You are free to skip this request.
You always have to credit/attribute Capella Ducis, me (klankbeeld) and freesound.org in your work if you use this sound. (you can use the DIRECT link to this song for that) Do not use an indirect link. Do not 'just simply copy/past' this somewhere on the internet in any form!!

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    Beeper4Ever 1 year, 6 months ago

    Thank you for this beautiful recording. I'm using it as an interlude on my podcast, where I'm telling the story of the breakup of my marriage.

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    pod2019 3 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you so much! Really magnificent. I have used it and credited it as requested on two videos I made for a translation project. You can view them at:

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    wutzl 6 years, 8 months ago

    Lovely, as usual.

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    klankbeeld 6 years, 9 months ago

    This track is just re-uploaded

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    anerandros 6 years, 9 months ago

    did you have a previous version of this choir? I happen to have 100801__klankbeeld__capella_ducis on my computer and I would like to clear the sample for use on spotify. it's going to be published by me on my vanity label (just a way to get out on streaming services, no money coming in so far).

    thank you

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