About the composer
Marco Frisina was born in Rome, Italy, in 1954. He studied composition at the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome and took an Arts degree in 1983. He studied theology at the Gregorian University. In 1985 he became conductor of the Capella Musicale della Basilica di S.Giovanni in Laterano. In 1984 he founded the Coro della Diocesi di Roma, a non professional choir devoted to liturgical music. Marco Frisina wrote about 120 liturgical songs, and many symphonic, chamber music works and movie soundtracks. He dedicated some 20 oratories to Pope John Paul II.
In 1991 he began his cooperation with Italian television on a project to capture the biblical stories in a series of television movies, acting as a consultant and as composer of the soundtracks. He received the American Cable Ace reward 1995 for the part "Joseph", and the Colonna Sonora 1998 for the complete soundtrack of the series.
About the Stabat Mater
|Performers||Soprano, choir and orchestra|
|Particulars||The choir sings the first stanza of the Latin poem, repeating this after each of the three parts sung by the soprano. The music is subdued and very melodious, with a nice contrast between the choral and the sopranic sections. It is a real pleasure to listen to.|
|Textual variations||Of the Latin text only the first stanza is used. The soprano sings an Italian text, in the first two parts of which one can recognize translations of the second and fifth stanzas, plus in the third section a translation of the combined stanzas 7 and 8.|
|CD||Paoline PCD 102: Marco Frisina - Vergine Madre|
|About this CD||Not the real CD, but a copy. It contains 12
liturgical songs composed by Marco Frisina, all dedicated to the Virgin
It was recorded in 2003.
I received this CD as a present from my friend Franco Nava from Rho, Italy.
|Choir||Coro della Diocesi di Roma|
|Other works||Vergine Madre
Ave, o Vergine Sposa
Madre Fiducia Nostra
Ave Mundi Spes
O Donna Gloriosa
and 6 other liturgical songs.
|Added||2004 (FRI 01)|
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