(Bordesholm Lament of Mary)
Ars Choralis Coeln
DIR.: MARIA JONAS
recorded: August 14, 2009, Klosterkirche, Bordesholm
source: Radio 4 (NL) (digital radio)
recorded with harddisc recorder
The Bordesholm Marienklage is a late (1475-6) medieval planctus of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a form of Passion play in the vernacular, half-sung, half-spoken, with a few quotes from Latin liturgical pieces interspersed. The last moments of the life of Jesus dying on the Cross unfold before the eyes of a few bystanders, chief among them Mary and the beloved disciple, John. Mary's lament, which begins with the Lauds antiphon Anxiatus est in me is the focus of the whole exercise.
Bordesholmer Marienklage [59'21"]