About the composer
Pedro Rabassa was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1683 where he was a choirboy in the cathedral. He became a singer and a harp player and went to Valencia in 1714. There he became master of the chapel in the cathedral. In 1724 he went to Sevilla, where he stayed until his death in 1767. Rabassa composed more than 400 works. Though his work is largely unknown nowadays, he is regarded as an innovative composer, incorporating influences of Italian music into the tradition of Spanish polyphony.
About the Stabat Mater
Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass and mixed choir
The score used is not an original, so originally the work may have been longer. Nevertheless, it is beautiful music, using a variety of voices in its seven short parts.
The "Analecta"- version of the text is used, but only 9 stanzas.The last stanza includes the final "Amen"
|CD :||Almaviva DS-0135: Pedro Rabassa – Miserere|
|About this CD:|
This CD is possibly one of a series that are dedicated to the music of the region of Andalucia in Spain. Recorded at the Iglesia del Hospital de Santiago Úbeda, December 2001
|Orchestra:||Capilla Instrumental "Juan Navarro Hispalensis"|
|Choir:||Coro "Juan Navarro Hispalensis"|
Isabel Alvarez, soprano