About the composer
Very little is known about Jan Engel. He was a composer, conductor and musical publisher who spent the last twenty years of his life in Warsaw and died there in 1788. As a Chapel Master at the Cathedral in Warsaw he opened in 1771-1772 a printing press which operated until 1776. In 1772 he published six of his own symphonies, each separately, with identical title pages, and sold them through the Warsaw booksellers. Copies of the first three symphonies are preserved in the Pauline Monastery in Częstochowa, the others are known only from announcements in the Warsaw press.
About the Stabat Mater
|Date:||unknown (before 1788)|
Ensemble of two horns, two flutes, two oboes, two bassoons, two violons, a viola andbasso continuo
Engels composition starts with an instrumental introduction. His Stabat has 11 clearly distinctive parts. All twenty stanzas are sung. I love this Stabta Mater very much.
the "Analecta"-text has been used, with one change in
Information about the recording
|CD1:||MCD 48 MUZYKA JASNOGORSKA Jan Engel|
This CD was a very special gift from Mr. Robert Lee from Baltimore USA. Mr. Lee wrote to me: …I happened upon the Stabat Mater site many years ago and searched out many of the titles listed here. I always wanted to contact Hans and let him know how much I appreciated his work but unfortunately I never did. Kathy and I wanted to send you this CD of Jan Engel’s Stabat Mater to show our appreciation to you for continuing the site…
Thank you so much, it was a great pleasure to add this CD to my site! I just deleted Jan Engel from my list of missing CDs.
|Orchestra:||Polish orchestra of the 18th Century|
Jan Engel, Litaniae de Sancto Joanne Nepomuceno
|Code:||280 ENG-01 2019|