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Pergolesi Stabat Mater


Forbes, AM, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, All Saints' Church South Hobart, Hobart, Australia, pp. 7 movts - contralto solo, duets with sop (2022) [Performance Practice]

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Pergolesi's Stabat Mater was composed in 1736, setting the thirteenth-century sequence by Jacopo Todi for soprano and contralto soloists with Baroque chamber ensemble. The Stabat Mater is associated with the Feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, but this performance was unusually given in the context of a liturgy for the beginning of Holy Week and Meditation at the Foot of the Cross. Pergolesi's use of layered suspensions and dissonance contributes to the intensity of the emotion. This performance was given at A415 using a Baroque chamber organ, with newly extemporised ornamentation by contralto soloist and in duets to enhance the affects of sorrow, pain and suffering.

Item Details

Item Type:Performance Practice
Keywords:Pergolesi, Stabat Mater, contralto solo, duet
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Music
Research Field:Music performance
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Religion
Objective Field:Religious rituals and traditions (excl. structures)
UTAS Author:Forbes, AM (Associate Professor Anne-Marie Forbes)
ID Code:149882
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2022-04-22
Last Modified:2022-04-22

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