About the composer
James MacMillan is a Scottish classical composer and conductor, born in 1959. He studied composition at the University of Edinburgh and at Durham University where he gained a PhD degree in 1987. He was a lecturer in music at the Victoria University of Manchester from 1986 to 1988. After his studies, MacMillan returned to Scotland, composing prolifically, and becoming Associate Composer with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, often working on education projects.
About the Stabat Mater
Orchestra, Mixed Choir, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass
I am deeply impressed, this is such a special, work. I am happy, next year the Stabat Mater Foundation will organise the performance of MacMillan's Stabat in Oirschot. I cannot wait!
According to the CD booklet, the Vatican version of the text has been used.
Information about the recording
|CD:||COR 1650 MacMillan Stabat Mater|
Recorded at Church of St. Augustine’s, Kilburn, London, 31 October & 1 November 2016. In the booklet I discovered another Stabat Mater CD: Spirit, Strength & Sorrow: …the fascinating result of The Sixteen’s third major collaboration with the Genesis Foundation and features three new works by contemporary composers, all settings of the Stabat Mater text: Alissa Firsova, Tõnu Kõrvits and Matthew Martin…
Julie Cooper, soprano
Plainsong Stabat Mater
|CD2:||Stabat Mater 2018 St. Stabat Mater Oirschot|
The cd is a live registration of the performance in 2018 in St. Peter Church in Oirschot. The cd was published by the dutch Stabat Mater Foundation. Unfortunately, this year’s event was the final Stabat Mater concert organised by the foundation. It means the end of an era.
|Orchestra:||Philharmonie Zuid Nederland|
Joseph Rheiberger, Stabat Mater