About the composer
Pietro Allori was born in 1925 in Gonnesa, a small village on the isle of Sardinia, Italy. He entered the clergy in 1951 and became choir master and canon of the cathedral in the nearby town of Iglesias, where he remained the rest of his life until his death in 1985. From early age he devoted himself to the study of music and this was the only reason that he left the island for some time, in order to study at the conservatories in Florence and Milan.
In his compositions Allori stays close to the Gregorian chant. He was strongly influenced by his homeland, especially the folk music. Sardinia is one of the places where the village people keep up a tradition of a kind of Passion plays, in which very old melodies are used to recite liturgical texts, see Anonymus (Sardinia).
About the Stabat Mater
Male choir (TTB)
A polyphonic/plain chant-like interpretation of four stanzas.
Only the stanzas 1, 9, 16 and 20 are sung.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Antes Concerto BM-CD 951036: Pietro Allori, Sacred Polyphonic Works|
This disc is devoted to the sacred works of Allori, most notably “The seven last words of our Saviour from the cross”, and a selection from “One hundred sacred chants”. Recorded in the Church of St.Judes on the Hill, London, August 1995. I bought this CD in a record shop in the Netherlands in 1998.
|Choir:||Pro Cantione Antiqua|
Le Sette Parole di Nostro Signore Gésù Cristo in Croce
|Code:||1998 - (ALO 01)|