About the composer
Cecilia MacDowall was born in London in 1951. Educated at Edinburgh and London Universities, she was a prize-winning student at Trinity College of Music, London and studied composition with Joseph Horowitz, Robert Saxton and Adam Gorb. MacDowall is specialized in composing vocal and choral music.
About the Stabat Mater
Baritone soloist, children's choir, mixed chorus and large ensemble
There are seven parts, referring to the seven sorrows of the virgin Mary. The central part (stanza 9 and 10) is for children's choir. Part two and part six are chorals, based on the Stabat Mater Dolorosa plainchant (Gregorian chant). This Stabat mater was commissioned by St. Albans Choral society in celebration of their Diamond Jubilee. The first performance was in October 2004 at St. Pauls Church.
As far as I can hear the "Vatican"-version of the text has been used (except for stanza 17).
Information about the recording
|CD:||Cecillia MacDowall CDLX 7197|
This cd contains only compositions of Cecillia MacDowall. Fré Thissen made me aware of this female composer, thanks a lot!
|Choir:||St. Catherine Singers, Haberdashers'Askes Girls School City of Canterbury Chamber Choir|
Eamon Dougan, baritone
On Angel 's Wing
|Code:||2010 MACD-01 239|