Albert de Klerk
About the composer
Albert de Klerk was born in Haarlem in 1917. De Klerk was organist at St. Joseph’s Church in Haarlem, playing it’s Adema organ from the time he was 16 until his death. He studied Organ and Piano at the Conservatory in Amsterdam. Between 1946 and 1964 he was a teacher at the Institute for Church Music in Utrecht. From 1965 till 1985 he taught Organ at the Amsterdam Conservatory. As the organist of the city of Haarlem, he performed at least 6,400 times, playing a multitude of improvisations. De Klerk was self-taught as a composer.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed choir, alto, tenor and chamber orchestra
I could distinguish six parts. Every part begins with an instrumental introduction.
The "Vatican"-version of the text has been used. All twenty stanzas are sung, including the final Amen.
Information about the recording
|CD:||CD Stabat Mater Foundation 2015|
The recording of the 17th concert organised by the Dutch Stabat Mater Foundation. Recorded at the Sint Petrus Church, Oirschot, in March 2015. The title of the CD is Heavenly Beauty from the Netherlands. The other Dutch composers of the CD are Herman Strategier, Jan Mul and Hendrik Andriessen.
Carina Vinke, mezzo-sporano
Hendrik Andriessen, Miroir de Peine
|Code:||2015 MUL-01 (259)|