About the composer
Daan Manneke is a Dutch composer and organist. He was born in Kruiningen in 1939. Manneke studied organ and composition from 1963 to 1967 at the Brabant Conservatory in Tilburg, under H. Houët and Louis Toebosch (organ) and Jan van Dijk (composition), then he studied organ with Belgian organist Kamiel d’Hooghe in Brussels, followed by composition with Ton de Leeuw in Amsterdam. In 1976 he was awarded The Composition Prize at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory, where he now teaches composition and analysis of 20th century music. He has written over 90 works in various styles, and is particularly known for his organ and choral music.
About the Stabat Mater
Mixed choir, wind groups and alto
Daan Manneke was commissioned to compose this Stabat Mater by the Stabat Mater Foundation on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Foundation. The opening performance was on march 7 2008 in the Petruskerk in Oirschot during the annual Stabat Mater event of the Stabat Mater Foundation. Manneke himself calls his composition a madrigal in seven parts. In the cd-booklet he tells us that his composition has been written in the tradition of the italian choirs: two or more mixed choirs positioned opposite each other. There are also several instrumental wind groups, separately positioned. The composition is marked in two places. Part IV is an instrumental Intermezzo for the wind section and part VI, the Vocalise is for Alt-solo. Near the end, the work becomes even more quiet and intimate. For me, it was a great pleasure to be present at the first performance in March 2008.
I could not make out which version of the text has been used. It was also difficult to analyse which stanzas were sung in which part. So, I am not very sure about the correctness of the colourbar.
Information about the recording
Recorded 2008, published by the Stabat Mater Foundation.
|Orchestra:||Het Brabants Orkest|
Barbara Kozelj, Mezzo-Soprano
Rossini, Stabat Mater
|Code:||2008, MAN-01 (224)|