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September 2017
7:00 PM
Church of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
plac Zamkowy 1, 59-700 Bolesławiec
Stabat Mater | Bolesławiec

Vittorio Ghielmi – cunductor, viola da gamba
Graciela Gibelli – soprano
Carlos Mena – counter-tenor
Cyril Auvity – tenor

Il Suonar Parlante:
Rodney Prada – viola da gamba
Cristiano Contadin – viola da gamba
Vittorio Ghielmi – viola da gamba
Luca Pianca – lute

Cuncordu de Orosei:
Giovanni Rosu – voche / tenore
Paolo Burrai – mesuvoche / alta
Martino Corimbi – contra / baritone
Franco Sannai – bassu / basa


Libera me, Domine (Sardinian tradition)       
Diego Ortiz Recercada (arr. V. Ghielmi)
Anonim Upon la mi re    
Virginem mire pulchritudinis (Buxheimer Orgelbuch)
Divina Consoladora (Sardinian tradition, arr. V. Ghielmi)
La Passion de Jèsus Crist (Gascoigne tradition arr. V.Ghielmi)
Stabat Mater (Sardinian tradition)
Josquin des Prez Stabat Mater
Gotzos de su nefressariu (Sardinian tradition)
Santino Garsi da Parma La Mutia, La ne mente per la gola, Corrente       
Orazio Bassani da Parma ‘Vergine bella che di sol vestita’ alla bastarda
Arvo Pärt Stabat Mater for three solo voices and three violas

Il Suonar Parlante / Cuncordu de Orosei, fot.Orlane Fougeroux

Known for centuries, the Latin phrase Stabat Mater refers to a symbol of  limitless motherly love  and is used by artists even today. Music inspired by the text of Stabat Mater  was written by both anonymous artists and high-profile composers, such as Antonio Vivaldi and Joseph Haydn. This evening, we will listen to Stabat Mater performed by excellent soloists accompanied by Il Suonar Parlante and Cuncordu de Orosei ensembles in three versions:  from the work of a mysterious anonymous author to Arvo Pärt'20th-century composition. Be there to see tradition meet with modernity!

Medieval composing practice was based on the belief that musical works are created only by the grace of God, hence the artist's signature on the manuscript is superfluous. The preserved anonymous manuscripts do not tell us much about their authors. We can only enjoy unique music stored in these century-old volumes. In the case of the anonymous liturgical sequence of Stabat Mater presented this evening, the matter seems a bit more complicated. Historians were unable to tell, whether the text and the melody were created by the same author. The biography of Josquin des Prez, the most famous renaissance artist to this day, is also full of question marks. Luckily, a great deal of the composer's oeuvre has survived, although in some cases his authorship is still questioned. In his Stabat Mater, des Prez decided to make a bold use of the melody of a then popular secular song by the Dutch artist Gilles Binchois. Stabat Mater by Arvo Pärt from 1985 is also a significant piece in the history of sacral music. The mystical work perfectly corresponds to the older sacral creations.


Free admission

Free admission


The 52nd International Festival Wratislavia Cantans 2017

The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.


Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.