About the composer
Henri Carol was born in Montpellier in 1910. He was a student at the Enclos Saint-François in Montpellier. He obtained a first prize in piano at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux. Ordained a priest in 1933, he became a professor at the minor seminary of Saint-Roch in Montpellier where he held the position of chapel master.
In January 1946, he was appointed Director of the master’s degree at the Monaco Cathedral, succeeding Canon Aurat, until June 1971. A complete musician, he was at the same time Kapellmeister, composer, conductor, musicologist and, for eleven years, professor at the Academy of Music Prince Rainier III Foundation of Monaco (1967). He became titular organist of the great organ of Monaco Cathedral in 1968, succeeding Émile Bourdon.
In 1976, Carol published a precious little illustrated book on La Registration de l’orgue. On the evening of Sunday, 23 September 1984, Carol died in a car accident in Montélimar. He was 74 years old. After his death, his personal organ was installed in the Saint Reparata cathedral in Nice to serve in the choir.
(Based on Wikpedia)
About the Stabat Mater
|Date:||Unknown, about 1950?|
Mixed choir, soprano, organ
Henri Carol has used the "alternating" style. The 20 stanzas of the work alternate in pairs: a polyphony (sung by mixed choir) followed by simple Gregorian chant.
All twenty stanza's are sung, a final Amen included. The Vatican-version of the text has been used.
Information about the recording
|CD1:||Ligia Digital – Lidi 0104211-10 CD 1 Musique sacrée à Monaco|
Musique sacrée à Monaco (two Cd’s) has a collection of compositions made by organists and chapel masters in the Principality of Monaco during the last centuries. The booklet is a real book about the history of famous organs. This Cd was a present of Robert and Kathy Lee from Baltimore. They both have been extremely supportive in finding Stabat Mater CDs from all over the world. Thank you so much!
|Choir:||Ensemble vocal de l'Academie de Musique Fondation Prince Rainier III|
Olivier Vernet, organ
Works composed by organists and chapel masters of several famous churches in Monaco during the last centuries.
|Code:||CARO - 01|