Soul Music: Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
Individual stories behind an 18th-century choral favourite
This episode of Soul Music explores Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.
Soprano Catherine Bott recalls performing the work with countertenor James Bowman at St Pancras station for the BBC Series ‘Why Beauty Matters’.
Classical crossover artist Sasha Lazard talks about how she knew the piece from singing it in her school choir before she transformed it into a dance track on her 2002 album ‘The Myth Of Red’.
Jazz musician Victor Alcantara also knew the piece from childhood and took inspiration from it for a jazz work he released in 2000.