Sebastián de Vivanco
About the composer
Sebastián de Vivanco (1551 – 1622) is one of the composers from the Spanish Golden Age. In the sixteenth century a common European style of church music existed, amongst whose most famous exponents were Josquin Desprez, Lassus, Byrd and the Spanish composer Victoria. In Spain, then the most powerful nation in the world, a large number of composers used this Franco-Flemish polyphony and de Vivanco is one of these. He was a master of canon and counterpoint who wrote excellent masses and magnificats. He was chapelmaster at the cathedral of Salamanca.
About the Stabat Mater
Countertenor, two tenors, bass
A polyphonic interpretation of the first stanzas, brief but expressive.
Only the first two stanzas and stanza 6 are sung.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Teldec 2292-46003-2 (2 CD’s) El Siglo de Oro: Spanish Sacred Music of the Renaissance|
A double CD dedicated to the Spanish cathedral music in the Golden Age of Spain. Recorded at St.Alban’s Church, Holborn, London, in June 1978.
|Choir:||Pro Cantione Antiqua|
Tomas Luis de Victoria: Salve Regina + O sacrum convivium + Senex puerum portavit + Ave Maria + O Ildephonse + Duo Seraphim clamabant + Quam pulchri sunt gressus tui + Magnificat + Super flumina Babylonis + Domine non sum dignus + Beati immaculati + Sancta Maria