About the composer
Josep Carcoler (1698-1776) was a Catalan composer, born in Cornudella (Priorat, Tarragona) in Spain.
In 1698 he received his musical training at the cathedral of Tarragona. He was Maestro de Capilla in Tremp from 1723 to 1737.
Some years later he moved to Olot, where he died in 1776.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, choir and orchestra
The Stabat Mater is considered one of the highlights of the later Baroque era in the Catalonia region of Spain. It comprises ten short parts. The orchestral accompaniment is intriguing, as each part features a duet of instruments, including two violins, two horns, two oboes, and two flutes. It is a truly delightful composition.
Probably the "Analecta"-version of the text is used, but only the first ten stanzas are sung, the last stanza ending with "Amen".
Information about the recording
|CD:||Columna Música 1CM0055: Barroc Català sel S. XVIII|
The CD is devoted to baroque music of the 18th century in the Catalonia region of Spain. Recorded in 1999, and I would like to express my gratitude to my friend Federico Gómez Figueroa.
Begoña Lopez, soprano
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