Jan Erik Hansen
About the composer
Jan Erik Hansen is born in 1949 and lives in Denmark. At the moment he is especially interested in church music and he already composed four oratorios, four masses and a Stabat Mater. Facts about him and his work can be found at http://hansen.janerik.tripod.com. In his work he combines old and new forms of music.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, two jazz singers, mixed choir, orchestra and jazz combo
The composition is an interesting mixture in styles and languages. Not only you find classical chorals sung in Danish and a soprano singing stanzas of the Latin poem, the work is interwoven with blues type songs in English. It is divided into eleven sections and in the final section all parties come together in a gospel-like finale. Hansen's idea is to extend the meaning of the poem from the middle ages to today, to make it a tribute to all mothers who lost a child and to make it clear that in war there are no winners, only losers.
Of the Latin text the "Analecta"-version is used, but the stanzas 5, and 10 through 15 are omitted, with further the following changes:
Information about the recording
|CD:||Thy Records TR-001: Stabat Mater|
A “live” recording of Hansen’s Stabat Mater, recorded at Thisted og Skive, June 1994.
|Orchestra:||Nordjysk Kammerensemble + Jazzfolk fra Thy|
|Choir:||Hillerslevkoret, Skive Musikskoles Kor, Teutonerkoret , Thy Gospelkor|
|Conductor:||Jan Erik Hansen|
Svetlana Timoschenko, soprano
|Code:||1998 HNS 01|