Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla
About the composer
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla was born in Malaga, Spain about 1590. He was trained in the cathedral there and became Master of the Chapel in Jerez in his twenties. The same post he took in 1629 in the town of Pueblo in Mexico and remained there until his death in 1664. Padilla is seen as the finest composer of the main Spanish colony in the New World, writing in the conservative ecclesiastical style with no influences of the new Italian concertato style.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed choir (SATB)
A polyphonic interpretation of the first stanzas. The melody is much more rhythmic than usual, almost like a march.
Only the first two stanzas are sung.
Information about the recording
|Carlton Classics 30366 00802: Victoria and the Music of Imperial Spain
Works by de Victoria and de Padilla, representing the musical style in Spain during the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Missa Surge Propera + Alma Redemptoris Mater