Karl Jenkins: Stabat Mater (Vocal Score)

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Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Composer: Karl Jenkins
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

For Contralto solo, Chorus and Orchestra.

Looking outside the purely Western Europe tradition for inspiration and freshness, Karl Jenkins sets the 13th-century Stabat Mater text in Latin and English and has extended it to a universal depiction of grief with six other texts, some of them from ancient sources, in a variety of languages. The scoring is for voices and modern symphony orchestra augmented by indigenous instruments such as the Darabuca (Hand Drum) and Riq (Small Tambourine), and the Mey (Woodwind).

The work has been recorded by EMI Classics, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, the EMO Choir of Helsinki, with soloists Jurgita Adamonyte and Belinda Sykes, conducted by the composer.

By turns dramatic and reflective, the twelve-movement work incorporates the original 13th-century Latin sequence alongside additional texts such as Ave verum corpus (originally composed for Bryn Terfel), Lament by Carol Barratt, and English texts derived from ancient Babylonian and medieval Persian sources.

ISBN: 9790060119521
Published on: 14 March 2008
No of pages: 120
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9790060119521

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        Leicester GB
        Good quality paper with clear printed music. All other details about the work was most comprehensive
        Confirmed purchase: 07 December 2016
        Published on: 12 January 2017
        8 out of 10


        Chessington, Surrey GB I love music
        Nice harmony and melody, typical of Karl Jenkins.
        Expensive for non profit Community Choir

        Songs quite long and repetitive.
        Confirmed purchase: 22 April 2014
        Published on: 27 June 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        Absolutely glorious, moving music. Reminds me - in parts - very much of Adiemus and also The Armed Man.
        Anonymous - (Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom)

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