Agostino Steffani: Stabat Mater IV; Pro peccatis suae gentis – Voices of Music, Hanneke van Proosdij, David Tayler, Céline Ricci, Jennifer Ellis Kampani, Clifton Massey, Christopher LeCluyse, Paul Elliott, John Bischoff, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Maxine Nemerovski, Kati Kyme, Lisa Grodin, David Daniel Bowes, Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, Farley Pearce, David Tayler

The fourth movement from the Stabat Mater of Agostino Steffani, perfomed by the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. Steffani leavens the rich counterpoint of of the outside sections with sharply declaimed homophony to highlight the phrase “et flagellis subditum”: “he was subjected to the whip.”

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Text and Translation: Pro peccatis suae gentis vidit Iesum in tormentis et flagellis subditum For the sins of the people, she saw Jesus in torment and subjected to the whip.

Voices of Music Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, directors The musicians (left to right, back to front) Céline Ricci, soprano Jennifer Ellis Kampani, soprano Clifton Massey, countertenor Christopher LeCluyse, tenor Paul Elliott, tenor John Bischoff, bass Elizabeth Blumenstock, baroque violin by Andrea Guarneri, Cremona, Italy, 1660 Maxine Nemerovski, baroque violin by Timothy Johnson, Bloomington, Indiana, 1999 (after Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, Italy, 17th century) Kati Kyme, baroque baroque viola, Germany, anonymous, 18th century Lisa Grodin, baroque viola by Mathias Eberl, Salzburg, Austria, 1680 David Daniel Bowes, baroque viola by Richard Duke, London, England, ca. 1780 Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, baroque cello, Anonymous, 18th century Farley Pearce, violone by George Stoppani, Manchester, 1985, after Amati, 1560 David Tayler, archlute by Andreas von Holst, Munich, 2012, after Tieffenbrucker, c1610 Hanneke van Proosdij, baroque organ by Winold van der Putten, Finsterwolde, Netherlands, 2004, after early 18th-century northern German instruments.

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