Francesco Ferdinando Arbesser
About the composer
Francesco Ferdinando Arbesser: not much is known about the composer other than his name and the fact that he lived in the eighteenth century. The sheet music of the composition was discovered in the musical archives of the Schwarzenberg family in Czechia.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, alto, tenor, bass, choir and strings with organ
The composition is divided into 9 parts, varying from 1 to 5 stanzas. The first soprano aria is accompanied by a solo-violin and continuo. The final choral "Amen" is a small fugue, as is stanza 15. The text is sung completely, with the exception of the third line of stanza 9, which is omitted.
The text according to "Analecta" is used, but with following changes:
Information about the recording
|CD:||PANTON 81 1180-2: Caldara – Arbesser – Prustmann. The music of the Schwarzenberg’s archives|
This CD is based on sheet music that has been found in the collection of the Schwarzenberg family from Czechia. Recorded at the Atrium Concert Hall, Prague, March 1992. I bought this CD in a record shop in the Netherlands in 1997.
|Orchestra:||Orchestra Musica Bohemica|
|Choir:||Prague Chamber Chorus|
Ludmilla Vernerová-Nováková, soprano
Antonio Caldara, Missa ex F