About the composer
Jérôme Berney was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1971. He started his musical education in Switzerland before moving to Montreal for several years. He was a student at Lausanne School of Jazz and Temporary Music and at the Conservatory. He also studied literature at the Lausanne University and the University in Montreal. Jérôme Berney is a composer and a drummer. In his compositions he mixes classical and jazz music.
About the Stabat Mater
Choir, bass, percussions, soprano saxophone and double bass
The title of this composition is Blue Stabat Mater. I am very happy with the cd. I like the jazz sound, totally different from all classical or modern Stabat Maters. Several times there is an instrumental intermezzo of the jazz trio. It is a pleasure to listen to. After the 20th stanza the composition ends with the trio, gradually becoming silent. Beautiful!
The vatican version of the text has been used. All twenty stanzas are sung. After the third bass stanza the choir sings the first line of stanza 1 again.
Information about the recording
|CD1:||A live recording of the concert on 10-10-2015, Lausanne|
I received the CD from Jérome Berney. It is the recording of the concert on October 10th, 2015 in Église Saint François, Lausanne.
|Choir:||Choeur Hostias in collaboration with Les Vocalistes Romands|
Stefan Imboden, bass
|Code:||2016 Bern 01(261)|
|CD2:||GALLO CD-1671 Jérôme Berney Songs of Lights|
Professional recording of Berney Blue Stabat Mater (2021). Mr. Berney was kind enough to send us the official CD and the score, thank you so much! The score has been published by Archives Musicales, Bibliotèque cantonal et universitaire, Lausanne.
|Orchestra:||Tassilo Jüdt, Soprano Saxophone – Fabien Sevilla, Double Bass – Jérôme Berney, Percussions and Hang|
|Choir:||Choral Ensemble Voix de Lausanne|
Laurent Jüni, Bass Solo
Two songs Equinox Song – In the Fire (composed by Jérôme Berney)