About the composer
Alberto Schiavo is from Italy. He works both as a composer, clarinetist and musicologist. His compositions have been performed all over the world. In 2013 he has been nominated composer in residence by the Estonian National Male Choir and in the same year he made his debut as a conductor with the Chamber Orchestra of the Tonkünstler-Orchestra Niederösterreich during the Grafenegg Festival (Austria). Some of his choral works are published by Edition Peters. Prizes include: Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize for Composition 2011 (Belgium – finalist), Paderewsky International Composition Competition 2011 (Poland).
About the Stabat Mater
Male choir (TTTBBB)
This Stabat Mater is divided into three parts (Part I: stanzas 1-5; Part II: stanzas 6-15; Part III: stanzas 16-20) with a final "Amen" movement.
The text according to the "Analecta"-version has been used, with some exceptions: line 2 of stanza 4 (not "Et tremebat cum videbat" but "Pia Mater, cum videbat"), line 2 of stanza 8 (not "Moriendo desolatum" but "morientem desolatum" and line 2 of stanza 16 (not "Passionis eius sortem" but "Passionis fac consortem").
Information about the recording
|CD:||Private recording on CD of the first performance in May 2017|
Mr. Schiavo drew my attention to his composition and he was so kind to send to me the recording of the first performance. Thanks! The world premiere of his Stabat Mater was the 24th May 2017 in Budapest (Hungary) – Marble Hall of Hungarian Broadcast Building.
|Choir:||Saint Ephraim Male Choir of Budapest|
|Code:||2017 SCHI-01 (271)|