About the composer
Dominique Vellard was born in France in 1953. From age seven he was a chorister at the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame in Versailles, under organist and music director Pierre Béguigné. He went on to study music at the Versailles Conservatory, and eventually became immersed in early music. In 1979 he founded the Ensemble Gilles Binchois, which consists of about 10 core singers/instrumentalists, but typically expands or contracts according to demands of the repertory. Vellard and the group made their first recording in 1982, an Auvidis LP of Gregorian chant. In 1999, he began to compose original music. He has written a Mass and other vocal compositions, which divulge Indian, early music, and some modern influences.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, mezzo-soprano and tenor
The piece is divided into 21 (!) sections.
The "Vatican"-version of the text is used except for stanzas 13, 17 and 19. By the way, there is something curious in this composition. There are 21 stanzas (not 20!). Stanza 19 is sung two times, the first time in the "Analecata"- version and the second time in the "Vatican"-version of the text.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Vox Nostra Resonet GCD P32301|
I bought this cd on the internet in 2010.
|Choir:||Ensemble Gilles Binchois|
Ana Isabel Arnaz de Hoyos, soprano,
Dominique Vellard, Les sept dernière paroles du Christ en Croiz
|Code:||2010 VELL 01 (234))|