About the composer
Charles Haenni was born in Sion, Switzerland in 1867. He studied at the Conservatories of Geneva and Strassbourg. In 1906 he became organist at the Cathedral of Sion and founded the Mixed Choir of the Cathedral. He composed popular songs, love songs and romances. The important part of his work is sacred: masses with orchestra or organ, numerous works for organ. Charles Haenni died in 1953.
About the Stabat Mater
A simple choral song, very melodious.
Only 4 stanzas are performed. These are the stanzas 1, 2, 3 and 11.
Information about the recording
|CD:||CASCAVELLE VEL 988: Chants populaires et religieux du Valais (Popular and sacred songs of the Valais canton)|
This CD is a recording of religious and secular music from the Valais canton. I bought it on the Internet, august 2005.
22 songs by 20th century composers of the Valais canton in Switzerland