Klara von Querenberg
About the composer
Klara von Querenberg is a German solo singer and musician, living in Erfurt. She studied Medieval and Gregorian Music at Folkwang University of Arts in Essen with Prof. Dr. Stefan Klöckner. She accompanies herself on several old instruments like lute, harp and flute. She regularly performs in Germany as well as in Ireland. Her oeuvre consists of medieval, Gregorian and sacred music like Hildegard von Bingen as well as traditional songs from Ireland, England and Brittany. Klara von Querenberg is the stage name of Sabine Lindner.
About the Stabat Mater
|Date:||The original piece dates back before 1507, the transcription is dated 2016|
In the Stifts Library in St Gallen in Switzerland Klara von Querenberg discovered the original composition by friar Gregor Baumhof OSB, called Index 546. The CD tells me: Codex 546, Stiftsbibliotek St Gallen, before1507, an old prayer book? Thanks to Michael Dölker (another Stabat Mater fan) I was able to find the original pages on the internet with text and music in Hufnagel-schrifft. Klara made a transcript of the whole work. In the performance on CD she accompanies herself on the lute. I think the original is a variation on the plain Gregorian Stabat Mater chant. It is good to listen to.
The "Analecta"-version of the text has been used except for the 19th stanza. All twenty stanza's are sung. In the original text the 5th and the 6th stanza have been exchanged.
As Klara von Querenberg is the only singer and player there is no need for a colourbar.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Lieder von Zeit und Ewigkeit – Klara von Querenberg|
Klara von Querenberg was so kind to send the CD to me. My friend Michel Dölker was so kind to create a Youtube-version of the Stabat Mater by Klara von Querenberg.
Klara von Querenberg, singer and lute player
O virtus sapientiae, Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)