Jenkins, Karl

Jenkins: Stabat Mater

CD
10 Mar 2008

Barcode: 5099950028320

Other participants: Jurgita Adamonyte, Belinda Sykes, Pasi Hyökki, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra

Stabat Mater is a thirteenth century Roman Catholic sequence attributed to Jacopone da Todi. It has been set to music by many composers, among them Haydn, Dvorak, Vivaldi, Rossini, Pergolesi, Stanford, Gounod, Penderecki, Poulenc, Szymanowski, Alessandro Scarlatti (1724), Domenico Scarlatti (1715), Pedro de Escobar, Arvo Pärt and Giuseppe Verdi. Its title is an abbreviation of the first line, Stabat Mater Dolorosa ("The sorrowful mother was standing"). The hymn, one of the most powerful and immediate of medieval poems, meditates on the suffering of Mary, Jesus Christ's mother, during his crucifixion.

Karl's setting extends this to a universal depiction of grief by using ancient text from the area (Holy Land/Middle East) that will be sung in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic (the lingua franca of the period) and a contemporary poem, sung in English. The orchestration includes instruments indigenous to the area, percussion such as the darbuka & riq and the woodwind duduk.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Cantus lacrimosus: Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
02 Incantation (words trad; sung in Arabic): Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
03 Vidit Jesum in tormentis: Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
04 Lament (words by Carol Barratt): Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
05 Sancta Mater: Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
06 Now my life is only weeping (words - Rumi Sung in English & Aramaic): Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
07 And the Mother did weep (words Karl Jenkins Sung in English, Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic & Greek): Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
08 Virgo virginum: Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
09 Are you lost out in darkness? (words Anon. Sung in English & Aramaic): Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
10 Ave verum: Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
11 Fac, ut portem Christi mortem: Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 
12 Paradisi Gloria: Stabat Mater  - Karl Jenkins/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestr 


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