Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater

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Director: Ferenc van Damme

Cast: Ferenc van Damme, Judith Howarth

     
 
Profoundly haunted by the death of a close friend in an automobile accident, Parisian composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) took a sojourn to the shrine of the Black Madonna in Rocamadour, south France, a site notorious for its inexplicable muse-like inspiration on numerous authors of classical compositions. Forever transformed by the shrine's aesthetic and atmospheric

Overview

Profoundly haunted by the death of a close friend in an automobile accident, Parisian composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) took a sojourn to the shrine of the Black Madonna in Rocamadour, south France, a site notorious for its inexplicable muse-like inspiration on numerous authors of classical compositions. Forever transformed by the shrine's aesthetic and atmospheric effect on his spirit, Poulenc authored the "Stabat Mater," a stirring, triumphant, and impassioned work that he created for chorus and orchestra. The Stabat Mater release includes a performance of the title piece by several Cambridge choral groups including The Choir of St. John's College, The Choir of Clare College, The Choir of Gonville College, and The Choir of Caius College -- all accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, with Christopher Robinson conducting. Two additional classical performances in this release include the aforementioned Clare Choir, Gonville Choir, and Caius Choir performing "Litanies à la Vierge Noir" as conducted by Geoffrey Webber, and "Quatre Motets pour un temps de pénitence" as conducted by Timothy Brown.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/21/2002
UPC:
0809478000174
Original Release:
2002
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc / Opus Arte
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:18:00
Sales rank:
76,863

Special Features

Virtual visit to the shrine of the Black Madonna of Rocamadour with music by James Whitbourn inspired by Poulenc's Stabat Mater; Illustrated booklet with in-depth article on Poulenc, Rocamadour, and Black Madonnas in English, French, and German; Documentary -- leading experts explain why the Black Madonna has always been such an enigmatic source of inspiration, particularly for musicians; Full texts in sung language with English translations

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Stabat Mater Dolorosa [3:50]
2. Cujus Animam Gementem [1:15]
3. O Quam Tristis [2:49]
4. Quae Moerebat [1:21]
5. Quis Est Homo [1:28]
6. Vidit Suum [3:32]
7. Eja Mater [1:19]
8. Fac Ut Ardeat [2:33]
9. Sancta Mater [3:10]
10. Fac Ut Portem [3:30]
11. Inflammatus Et Accensus [2:03]
12. Quando Corpus [5:49]
1. Timor et Tremor [2:47]
2. Vinea Mea Electa [3:36]
3. Tenebrae Factae Sunt [3:57]
4. Tristis Est Anima Mea [3:46]
Side #2 --
1. Stabat Mater Dolorosa [3:50]
2. Cujus Animam Gementem [1:15]
3. O Quam Tristis [2:49]
4. Quae Moerebat [1:21]
5. Quis Est Homo [1:28]
6. Vidit Suum [3:32]
7. Eja Mater [1:19]
8. Fac Ut Ardeat [2:33]
9. Sancta Mater [3:10]
10. Fac Ut Portem [3:30]
11. Inflammatus Et Accensus [2:03]
12. Quando Corpus [5:49]
1. Timor et Tremor [2:47]
2. Vinea Mea Electa [3:36]
3. Tenebrae Factae Sunt [3:57]
4. Tristis Est Anima Mea [3:46]

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Stabat Mater 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Poulenc's Stabat mater, Litanies a la Vierge Noire, and Quatre Motets pour un Temps de Penitence are performed by beautifully prepared English Choirs (plus the BBC Philharmonic in the Stabat Mater). The performances are first-rate; picture and sound quality are excellent. Get this one.