About the composer
Piotr Zychowicz was born in Poland and took his musical studies in Poznan. He worked with theatre groups, and composed music for children’s choruses. Since 1991 he lives in Florence, Italy, where he teaches in musical institutes, and composes chamber music. Much of his music, though varying in style, is composed with a view to didactic possibilities.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed children's choir, strings and piano.
Though two movements of the work were composed in 1995, the remaining four were finished in 2000. It was written specifically for the choir that sings it in this record, keeping in mind their possibilities. As Zychowicz explains, he chose for not to complicated music, but did not avoid modern idiom, in an attempt to let them experience the sacredness of the piece, while bringing them nearer to today's music. Though written for children's choir, in some parts individual voices are used.
The complete text of the "Vatican"-version is used.
Information about the recording
|EMA Records DDD 70011: Stabat Mater – Piotr Zychowicz
The Stabat Mater is the main piece of this record, but it is accompanied by other religious compositions by great composers, all sung by the children’s choir.
|Ensemble Strumentale "Scola Musica" di Sesto Fiorentino
|Voci Bianche "Guido Monaco" di Prato.
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