Series: Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Format: Softcover Vocal Score Composer: James MacMillan
Composed in 2015, Stabat Mater was commissioned by the Genesis Foundation for Harry Christophers and The Sixteen. Scored for mixed chorus and string orchestra it is a long-awaited sequel to the early masterpiece Seven Last Words from the Cross (1993), for the same forces; indeed, the later work begins with the pianissimo 'dying breaths' with which the earlier score so unforgettably closes. Cast in four movements Stabat Mater has a duration of 53 minutes. Following the première London's Financial Times commented that the composer “speaks of a 'painful world of loss, violence, and spiritual desolation' [...]. Both sides of MacMillan are to be found here,the devotional and the painter of bold, dramatic canvases - the former in the ethereal writing for solo and ensemble voices, the latter in the lacerating blows and feverish anxieties depicted in the string ensemble.”
$32.00 (US) Inventory #HL 48024526 ISBN: 9781784544409 UPC: 888680925765 Publisher Code: M060135088 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" Run time: 0:53:00 112 pages
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