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Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi , Domenico Scarlatti , Alessandro Scarlatti , Antonio Lotti , George Guest , et al. Audio CD
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  • Performer: Felicity Palmer, Alfreda Hodgson, Elizabeth Harwood, Dame Janet Baker
  • Orchestra: Cambridge St John's College Choir, Argo Chamber Orchestra
  • Conductor: George Guest, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir David Willcocks
  • Composer: Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Domenico Scarlatti, Alessandro Scarlatti, Antonio Lotti
  • Audio CD (3 Mar 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Double Decca
  • ASIN: B00000425T
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,127 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 1. Stabat MaterChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 4:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 2. Cujus animamThe Argo Chamber Orchestra 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 3. O quam tristisChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 2:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 4. Quae moerabatAlfreda Hodgson 2:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 5. Quis est homoAlfreda Hodgson 3:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 6. Vidit suumThe Argo Chamber Orchestra 4:23£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 7. Eia MaterAlfreda Hodgson 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 8. Fac ut ardeatChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 9. Sancta MaterAlfreda Hodgson 5:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 10. Fac ut portemAlfreda Hodgson 4:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 11. InflammatusAlfreda Hodgson 2:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater - 12. Quando corpus - AmenChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 4:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater - Stabat mater dolorosaCharles Spinks 3:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater - Cujus animan gementemCharles Spinks 5:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater - Quis non posset contristariCharles Spinks 4:19£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater - Eja, mater, fons amorisCharles Spinks 2:21£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater - Sancta mater, istud agasCharles Spinks 4:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater - Fac me vere tecum flereCharles Spinks 3:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater - Inflammatus et accensusCharles Spinks 9:04£0.79  Buy MP3 


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. A. Scarlatti: O Magnum MysteriumHeinrich Schütz Choir 6:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. A. Scarlatti: Domine, Refugium Factus es NobisHeinrich Schütz Choir 4:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Pergolesi: Magnificat - MagnificatThe Choir of King's College, Cambridge 2:50£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Pergolesi: Magnificat - Et misericordiaDame Janet Baker 1:43£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Pergolesi: Magnificat - Deposuit PotentesThe Choir of King's College, Cambridge 1:47£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Pergolesi: Magnificat - Suscepit IsraelChristopher Keyte 1:50£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Pergolesi: Magnificat - Sicut locutus est....GloriaThe Choir of King's College, Cambridge 3:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Lotti: Crucifixus (8vv)Choir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 3:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Stabat mater dolorosaChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 3:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - O quam tristisPhilomusica of London 2:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Quis est homoPhilomusica of London 2:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Pro peccatisChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 3:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Eja materPhilomusica of London 4:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Sancta materChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 1:18£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Fac me vere tecum flerePhilomusica of London 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Juxta crucem tecum stareChristopher Keyte 2:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Virgo virginum praeclaraChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 1:38£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Fac ut portemPhilip Langridge 1:57£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Fac me plagis vulneraiChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 2:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Fac me cruce custodiriChristopher Keyte 2:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Bononcini: Stabat Mater - Quando corpus morieturChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 3:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Caldara: CrucifixusChoir Of St. John's College, Cambridge 4:48£0.79  Buy MP3 


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An incredible collection of Italian Baroque Sacred music, including an unjustly neglected masterpiece by Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677-1726). The Stabat Mater for SATB, chorus, strings and continuo of Giovanni Bononcinis less famous brother surely deserves more recognition, as does Antonio Maria Bononcini. A must for Baroque music lovers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a voice teacher and early music fan 19 Jan 2007
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AN EARLY MUSIC BONANZA FEATURING THREE FIRST-CLASS CHOIRS.

The 'Stabat Mater' is a medieval poem describing the anguish of the Virgin Mary during the crucifixion written at the end of the 13th century by a Franciscan lay brother named Jacopone da Todi. It did not attract widespread attention from composers until the 18th century when Alessandro Scarlatti,his son Domenico, Vivaldi, Bononcini, Haydn and Pergolesi as well as many others set the poem to music. They were, no doubt, attracted to the emotional and dramatic nature of the poem, and most of the composers were commissioned by various individuals for non-liturgical devotions or concerts.

Alessandro Scarlatti's seems to be the earliest of the group. He scored it for soprano and alto voices(probably sung by a 'castrati' at that time), two violins and continuo. This setting was used frequently until Pergolesi's setting around 1735. Pergolesi modeled his composition after Scarlatti; for one thing both are scored for the same 2 voices and strings. Both divide the poem into a number of duets and solo arias. One difference between the two settings is that Pergolesi's is shorter and rather more concise. The very fine Schutz Choir of London under the direction of Roger Norrington renders this wonderful mucic wonderfully well!

It is not certain that Pergolesi actually wrote the 'Magnificat' on this disc, but it is a quality and richly imaginative work, nonetheless. Beautifully sung by the inimitable Choir of KIng's College (David Willcocks).
Domenico's 'Stabat Mater' is set for 10 voices and organ and its mood is meditative clearly intended for liturgical use.(Schutz Choir)

Bononcini's 'Stabat Mater' was composed during his residence in Vienna. It is unique because of its harmonic and contrapuntal writing, in the choruses in particular and in the soprano aria 'O Quam Tristis'. It could have been written by Bach himself. St.John's College Choir gives this number skilled treatment. (George Guest).

The two 'Crucifixus' settings by Lotti and Caldara are both examples of the old-style composition as it had developed by the late Baroque; the harmonic and expressive techlniques of the new style were applied to the old polyphony, providing a highly emotional vehicle for a creative composer. Both works inspirationally sung by St. John's College Choir.

Opera and cantata were the 2 principal forms which Alessandro Scarlatti practised, but he also composed some superb motets, two of which are featured on this disc. 'O Magnum Mysterium' is for double choir eight-part counterpoint. (Schutz Choir) 'Domine refugium factus es nobis' is for five voices; it is in a style that relies much on sonorous harmony and counterpoint; in fact it has a grandeur that anticipates Handel. (Schutz Choir)

I think that it is interesting to note that there are varied groups and soloists performing on these disc, and all are quite good. Pergolesi's 'Stabat Mater' is disappointing to me because it does not have a countertenor performing the alto part; however, the contralto singer did an acceptable performance (St.John's College).

No matter what your personal preference may be as to soloists and/or particular choirs, it would indeed be difficult to not find something in the Early Music genre to enjoy on these two CD's. So go for it; it's a good price at this point in time.
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