About the composer
Composer Pier Arcangeli is born in 1944 in Foligno, Italy.
The CD-insert offers no information on this composer other than that he made use of a traditional melody. The Stabat Mater (“Stabermater”) on this CD is part of a program by a female vocal quartet, singing in an exceptional style and in a language resembling Italian. Their singing, in a number of songs more like shouting and screaming, seems strongly related to a special kind of folk music, which still can be heard in Sardinia.
Sardinia is one of the places where the village people keep up a tradition of a kind of Passion plays, in which very old melodies are used to recite liturgical texts, see Anonymus (Sardinia). In fact, one of their songs is a Miserere that can be found on that CD, too.
About the Stabat Mater
Female vocal quartet
A Stabat Mater sung in a traditional style still used on the islands of Sardinia and Corsica.
Only the stanzas 1 to 6, 9, 19 and 20 are sung, using the "Vatican"-version of the text. In the spelling of the words a number of strange deviations can be found, for instance: Stabermater (Stabat Mater), sitinc (sit hinc), Que more batte dolebat (Que morebat et dolebat).
Information about the recording
|CD:||Auvidis/Silex Y 225065: Partenze, Vent’anni dopo la morte di Pier Paolo Pasolini|
It is dedicated to the remembrance of Pier Paolo Pasolini, who rejected the mad pursuit of happiness of modern times: “The consumer society succeeded in doing what fascism failed to do: to level down culture. We are all dead though we do not know it yet“. Some texts of his are used in the songs. Recorded at the Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne, December 1995. I bought this CD in a record shop in the Netherlands, 1999
Patrizia Bovi, Francesca Breschi, Giovanna Marini, Patrizia Nasini
|Code:||1999 ARC 01|