Thomas Oboe Lee
About the composer
Thomas Oboe Lee was born in 1945 in China and lived for some years in Brazil before coming to the USA in 1966. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh he studied composition at the New England Conservatory and the Harvard University. He won many Fellowships and prizes, and he has been commissioned by several orchestras and string quartets, like the Boston symphony orchestra and the Kronos quartet. He currently teaches at the Boston College. He is also active as a jazz flutist and has made recordings with his band Departed Feathers.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed Choir (SATB) and organ
The Stabat Mater is divided into six parts. The music is mostly subdued, with the organ sometimes providing a kind of underlying "drone" for the melody. The work is very easy to listen to and probably not too difficult to sing.
The "Analecta"-version of the text is used, but with the following changes:
Information about the recording
|Private registration of a concert performance, which Mr.Lee was so kind as to send to me.
This is a record of the performance on February 9, 2003 in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Donald Dame, organ