Stabat Mater Dolorosa from 'Stabat Mater'
Composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
For Low Flute Choir
Arranged by Matt Johnston
Published by Alry Publications
Includes score and parts
4 Alto Flutes
3 Bass Flutes
Contrabass Flute (Contralto Flute)
Program Notes by Matt Johnston:
The 'Stabat Mater' is a 13th-century Catholic hymn to Mary which has been set to music by many composers throughout history. Composed in the final weeks of his life, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi originally scored it for solo soprano and alto voices, accompanied by strings and basso continuo. The haunting first movement, 'Stabat Mater Dolorosa,' is full of anguish and musical suspensions, a perfectly suitable candidate for arrangement for low flute choir.