Cecilia McDowall: Stabat Mater

Books | Baritone Voice, SATB, Orchestra, Piano Accompaniment

Composer: Cecilia McDowall
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Cecilia McDowall's Stabat Mater for solo Baritone, SATB chorus, children's choir (or semi-chorus) and small Orchestra or Piano/Organ accompaniment.

McDowall's setting of the Stabat Mater has been described as 'an outstanding work of great solemnity and poignancy' (Tempo, 2013).

The work comprises of seven movements in a symmetrical structure - from the impassioned Choral opening, through two intense yet diverse Baritone solos and contemplative plainchant chorales, to the stately finale uniting all the Voices. The optimistic central movement, in a major tonality, may be performed by children's choir or a semi-chorus of sopranos and altos from the main group.

A plaintive meditation on the sorrows of the Virgin Mary as she stands by the Cross, McDowall's Stabat Mater is a sophisticated modern alternative to more well-known settings, ideal for performance at non-liturgical Lenten services.

Orchestration: Flute, Clarinet, 2 x Horn, Harp, Strings.

ISBN: 9780193400498
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 04 July 2014
No of pages: 64
Length: 30 minutes
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193400498

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