For those who find yourself in a meditative mood this Good Friday, I would like to share with you the opening sequence of Rossini's Stabat Mater. It is one of my favourite pieces of music and I try to listen to it every Good Friday.
At the Cross her station weepingStabat mater dolorosa
Juxta crucem lacrymosa,
Dum pendebat filius.
Stood the mournful Mother, weeping
Close to her son at the last