Anonymous (Italy ca. 1500)
About the composer
A simple Stabat Mater from Italian origin, probably written before Palestrina. The composer is not known.
About the Stabat Mater
The Stabat Mater, one of the earliest many-voiced pieces, but written in a simple homophonic idiom.
The text according to "Analecta" is used. Only 10 stanzas have been set to music, and the final "Amen" is omitted, too.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Erasmus WVH098: Ou Lit de Pleurs (The bed of tears)|
This CD tries to paint a picture of the devotion for women in mediaeval and early renaissance times; devotion to Maria, too, but especially the courtly love, which often lead to heartbreak and tears. Recorded in the Geertekerk, Utrecht, Netherlands, March 1991. I bought this CD in a record shop in the Netherlands in 1998.
|Conductor:||Paul van Nevel|
Anonymous: Ou lit de pleurs
|Code:||1998 (ANO ITA-01)|