About the composer
I have not been able to find any information about Diego Verdugo. His composition probably comes from manuscripts found in the archives of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, dated 1663 – 1680.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed choir and orchestra
A polyphonic interpretation of three stanzas, mixed with some stanzas from the Gregorian Chant.
The first two and the last stanzas are sung in Gregorian. After the first and after the second stanza the stanzas of Verdugo are sung. The texts of these are not clear to me, due to the complicated polyphony. Maybe they are sung in Spanish.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Harmonia Mundi Iberica HMI 9870743: Hic est Chorus|
This is a collection of sacred works that have been sung in Galician churches, from mediaeval times until the 20th century. Galicia is the part of Spain in the North-West, around Santiago de Compostela. Recorded in 2002. I bought this CD on the Internet in 2003, at Discoweb.com.
|Conductor:||Fernando Olbés Durán|
Gregorian chants from the 12th century and later
|Code:||2003 (VERD 01)|