Heinrich Ignaz von Biber
About the composer
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber was Born in Wattenburg in Bohemia (nowadays Stráž pod Ralskem in the Czech Republic). Today he is best known for his instrumental works and his sonatas for accompanied and unaccompanied violin. Lesser known are his nine masses, two requiems, settings for vespers and other liturgical music, composed after 1670 when he was in the service of Archbishop of Salzburg Maximilian Gandolph von Khuenburg. In 1679 he was appointed deputy Kapellmeister by Emperor Leopold I. After the death of Andreas Hofer in 1684 he became Kapellmeister and Dean of the choir school. In 1690 Emperor Leopold presented Biber with the rank of knight and the title of Biber von Bibern. That is why we know that his Stabat Mater dates from after 1690, because the manuscript materials carry the patrician “de” as part of his identification.
(source: CD booklet)
About the Stabat Mater
Choir, basso continuo
This Stabat Mater setting is a representive composition for standard service use. Great simplicity and magnificent beauty. The first line is sung in gregorian chant.
Only six stanzas are sung: 1, 3, 7, 10, 11 and 20.
Information about the recording
|CD:||DSL 90913 Passion and Lament|
The title of the Cd is Passion and Lament, choral masterworks of the 17th century. The Stabat Mater of Von Biber has never been recorded before. Mr. J. K. Berger pointed me to this CD.
|Choir:||Bach Sinfonia Voci|
Salamone Rossi, The songs of Solomon
|Code:||2016 BIB - 01 (262)|