About the composer
Hervé Rémond was born in Dijon (France) in 1956. He studied at the conservatory of this city and then moved to Lyon to obtain a bachelor in musicology.Subsequently he started to work as a teacher at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental du Tarn.
In 2003, he became director of Narbonne conservatory before moving to Perpignan, where he is now the director of studies of the regional conservatory Montserrat-Caballé.
During all these 40 years, he played a lot different types of music (classical, jazz, contemporary, singer accompaniment) as a double-bassist. He began to compose in the 90’s and since wrote a lot of music tales, piano, double-bass, chamber music, but especially vocal music.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass, mixed choir, piano and positive organ.
Rémonds Stabat Mater was composed for Armistice Day (Commemoration of the end of the First World War on Nov 11, 1918). It is a tribute to all mothers suffering from the loss of their child, at the heart of the misery and conflicts that still tear our contemporary world apart. The assignment at the beginning of the score is: To my mother, and to all mothers, especially those living in areas where raising children is a daily challenge.
The "Vatican"-version of the text has been used.
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