We just added the Stabat Mater from Juan Bautista Cansino (1854), one of seven Stabat Maters that Cansino composed. Juan Bautista Cansino was born ca 1826 in Malaga, Spain. After his death in 1897 all his sacred (94) and secular compositions fell into oblivion. Forgotten for a long time, he was again the subject of conversation when Antonio Banderas, musicologist and organist, had discovered an operatic Stabat Mater by Cansino in the archive of the Cathedral of Malaga. It consists of ten movements. All twenty stanza’s are sung. Besides ensemble numbers there is a duet (for two sopranos) and there are solo arias for baritone, soprano and tenor. Special are the flute, cello, violin or clarinet that Cansino added to these arias. The orchestral parts are very lyrical and elsewhere dark and dramatic in atmosphere. Cansinos Stabat has a belcanto tone such as in an opera by Donizetti or Verdi. Please, Listen to Cansino on our Stabat Mater YouTube channel.