About the composer
João de Deus de Castro Lobo was born in 1794 in Vila Rica, Brazil, as the son of a professional musician. He received his musical degree at the Conservatory in Mariana, where he became organist at the Franciscan Church and chapel master at the Cathedral. He also worked as organist and conductor in Vila Rica. From his compositions 23 works are known. He died in 1832.
About the Stabat Mater
|Performers||Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass, mixed choir and orchestra|
|Particulars||The work is divided into two parts, an Andante moderato and a Moderato. The singing is a mixture of homophony and polyphony. In the orchestra some baroque influences can be heard.|
|Textual variations||The composer probably used the "Analecta"-version
of the text, though this is not certain as he only used 7 stanzas of the poem. In the
first part we hear stanzas 1 to 4, 9 and 10, concluded by the final word "Amen",
while in the second part the 5th stanza is used twice. However, this stanza is preceded as
well as followed by the text of the first verse, first line, of the Gradual from the Mass
of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin
(Sad and to be pitied art thou, O Virgin Mary, standing by the Cross of the Redeemer, the Lord Jesus thy Son).:
Dolorosa et lacrimabilis es, Virgo Maria, stans iuxta crucem Domini Jesu Filii tui Redemptoris
Virgo Dei Genitrix, quem totus non capit orbis, hoc crucis fert supplicium, auctor vitae factus homo.
This second line is not used.
João de Deus de Castro Lobo was well acquainted with the text of the poem, so his mixing of texts must have been intentional.
|CD||Paulus 11562-2: Música do Brasil Colonial, Compositores Mineiros|
|About this CD||This disc is a representation of the work of Brazilian
composers living in the "Minas Gerais" region about 1800.
|Choir||Brasilessentia Grupo Vocal|
|Soloists||Edna d'Oliveira, soprano
Edineia de Oliveira, alto
Helder Savir, tenor
Eli Soares, baritone
|Other works||José Joaquim Emerico Lobo de Mesquita: Ladainha em Fá +
Christus factus est + Respensório de Santo Antônio
Marcos Coelho Neto: Salve Regina + Crucem tuam
Anonymous: Motetos de Passos
Francisco Gomes da Rocha: Spiritus Domini
José Joaquim da Paixão: Moteto O vere Christo
|Added||Unknown (CAS 01)|
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