This beautiful Marian motet with its striking harmonies and contrapuntal writing is one of the few of Melgás’ works to survive the ravages of time. It’s very typical of the somewhat conservative Portugese music of the period. Enjoy :-).
Diogo Dias Melgás (1638-1700): Pia et dolorosa mater
|Pia et dolorosa Mater; ob tam durum |
et vehementem dolorem intercede pro nobis
apud tuum Filium nostrum Redemptorem.
|Holy Mother full of sorrow, by virtue |
of your harsh, deep grief, intercede for us
before your Son, our Redeemer.
- The King’s Singers