Paul van Gulick
About the composer
Paul van Gulick was born in 1956 in Eindhoven (in the Netherlands). He studied School Music, Theory of Music and Conducting at the Conservatory in Tilburg. After his studies he worked many years as a music teacher in Secondary Education. He developed a curriculum for musical education, together with Hans van de Brand. Now he is a conductor of many choirs and orchestras. He regularly acts as guest conductor for orchestras and choirs in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, England, Belgium and France. On his (Dutch language) website he calls himself a composer, conductor and entrepreneur. You will find a list of his compositions and an overview of his musical projects.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed choir, orchestra and Soprano
The composition is divided in ten parts. Section 7 has three small parts. I like listening to this piece. Paul van Gulick tells about this work: "I compose in a style based on tradition. I do this because I am sure that melody and harmony are important pillars on which people are emotionally appealed. Music has to touch you, it cannot be a one-sided affair" .
Both versions ("Analecta"-version and the "Vatican"-version) of the text have been used. The text of stanza 19 is sung first in "Analecta" and then in "Vatican".
Information about the recording
|CD:||A recording of a live performance|
Fré Thissen sent me a copy of this live recording. You can listen to the performance on the website of Paul van Gulick, see the link on this webpage. You can also download the score. The CD is a recording of a live performance on April 13th 2015 in St. Petrus Church in Oirschot.
|Conductor:||Paul van Gulick|
Eveline Bohen, soprano
|Code:||2014 GUL-01 (250)|