Album · 2017 · 5 Songs. Britten Sinfonia, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Julie Cooper, Daniel Collins, Jeremy Budd & Ben Davies. 2. I. Stabat Mater dolorosa. Britten Sinfonia, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Jeremy Budd, Mark Dobell, Simon Berridge & George Pooley.
Artist: The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, James MacMillan, Britten Sinfonia, Jeremy Budd, Daniel Collins. Album: James MacMillan: Stabat Mater. James MacMillan: Stabat Mater: Best 2 songs. Britten Sinfonia, George Pooley, Harry Christophers, Jeremy Budd, Mark Dobell, The Sixteen - Stabat Mater: Sancta Mater, istud agas 11:32. Harry Christophers, James MacMillan, The Sixteen - Stabat Mater (Plainsong) 04:56. Britten Sinfonia, Daniel Collins, Harry Christophers, James MacMillan, Jeremy Budd, The Sixteen: best 2 tracks.
James MacMillan: Stabat Mater. Much is made of MacMillan's Catholic faith and its role in his response to sacred texts, but this is in essence a large, public setting of the Stabat mater, and as such it is brought off successfully here
James MacMillan (b. 1959) has a long history of writing in religious musical forms, and his 21st-century Stabat Mater is scored for choir and string orchestra. It was written with the particular strengths of Harry Christopher and The Sixteen in mind. It’s an intense, personal and captivating work, beautifully recorded in the Church of St Augustine’s in Kilburn, London. The interplay between voice and strings is particularly ethereal, with some stunning writing for soprano voice, and this important new work is a welcome addition to the centuries-old canon of religious choral writing.
Harry Christophers' world-premiere recording of MacMillan's Stabat Mater, with The Sixteen and the Britten Sinfonia, was released in March on Coro. The Sixteen sing Poulenc.
Harry Christophers conducts Britten Sinfonia and The Sixteen, placing MacMillan in context with music from Tallis to Vaughan Williams. For the composer, ’beauty is at the heart of our Christian faith’ and his new Stabat Mater is sure to be profoundly shaped by his beliefs. Barbican Podcast: James MacMillan, the Scottish composer and conductor, whose Stabat Mater is featured in this concert talks about the new work and his life as a composer. James MacMillan’s Stabat Mater has been commissioned by the Genesis Foundation for The Sixteen. Norwich Pre-concert talk, . 0pm: Harry Christophers discusses the programme (free to ticket holders).
James MacMillan delivers his choral masterpiece. ★★★★ Over the past 30 years James MacMillan has ransacked the Catholic liturgy pretty thoroughly for texts to set to music, but one major set piece remained. As it stands, its anguished subject-matter and vivid imagery seems tailor-made for the Scottish composer’s full-blooded and vigorous style, but MacMillan also set it at a time of considerable distress in his family life.
The Sixteen, Britten s (Coro). James MacMillan’s masterly Stabat mater represents the culmination of a remarkable commissioning project from John Studzinski’s Genesis Foundation. Two years ago, the Sixteen released three new settings of the 13th-century Marian lamentation, each composer mentored by MacMillan. Now comes his own, after its acclaimed premiere last autumn. It’s a devastatingly powerful evocation of Mary’s agony, balancing impassioned choral writing with equally intense, occasionally violent, work for the strings of the Britten Sinfonia.
|1||Plainsong Stabat mater Gregorian Chant||Harry Christophers / Britten Sinfonia / The Sixteen||4:56|
|2||Stabat mater dolorosa James MacMillan||Harry Christophers / Britten Sinfonia / The Sixteen||14:48|
|3||Quis non posset contristari James MacMillan||Harry Christophers / Britten Sinfonia / The Sixteen||13:13|
|4||Sancta mater, istud agas James MacMillan||Harry Christophers / Britten Sinfonia / The Sixteen||11:32|
|5||Fac, ut portem Christi mortem James MacMillan||Harry Christophers / Britten Sinfonia / The Sixteen||15:15|
CreditsStefano Baldini - Photography
Simon Berridge - Tenor (Vocal)
Marco Borggreve - Photography
Britten Sinfonia - Orchestra, Primary Artist
Mark Brown - Recording Producer
Jeremy Budd - Tenor (Vocal)
Gregorian Chant - Composer
Harry Christophers - Conductor, Liner Notes, Primary Artist
Daniel Collins - Alto (Vocals)
Julie Cooper - Soprano (Vocal)
Ben Davies - Bass (Vocal)
Mark Dobell - Tenor (Vocal)
Gerardo Dottori - Cover Image
Philip Gatward - Photography
Andrew Giles - Design
Mike Hatch - Engineer
James MacMillan - Composer, Liner Notes
Martha McLorinan - Alto (Vocals)
George Pooley - Tenor (Vocal)
Simon Jay Price - Photography
Harry Rankin - Photography
The Sixteen - Choir/Chorus, Primary Artist, Vocal Ensemble
John Studzinski - Liner Notes
Emma Walshe - Soprano (Vocal)
Richard Wilberforce - Alto (Vocals)