James MacMillan's setting of the Miserere is quite an astounding work, one which I guarantee will have you on the edge of your seat. Harry Christophers
The Stabat Mater is without doubt, one of the most powerful poems of the liturgy and one which has inspired artists through the ages. This programme paradoxically takes us to the heart of human sorrow whilst enabling us to transcend it through ravishing choral beauty.
Showcasing contrasting interpretations of this moving text, we move from the spine-tingling beauty of James MacMillan’s Miserere, to the exquisite harmonic language of contemporary composer Alissa Firsova, to the exquisite contrapuntal poise of Victoria, ending with Anerio’s glorious and ambitious 12-part setting.
In manus tuas III
Stabat Mater for 12 voices
Quatre motets pour un temps de penitence
Litaniae Beatae Mariae
- The Sixteen
- Harry Christophers conductor