Baroque Concert excerpts

Brunetti’s Stabat Mater is clearly inspired by Pergolesi, though it takes some individual turns, especially when cheerful phrases suddenly darken at unexpected moments. There is no published score for this work, but Peter Young acquired a copies of the original score shelved in the Zürich local library.

Christoph Graupner, Peter tells, was best known for beating Bach in a job application. He was a prolific composer with 1418 church cantatas, and more than 100 symphonies; and well deserves revival.

Charpentier is today regarded as the most remarkable figure in French music of the age before Rameau. Ave maris stella is typical of his many seasonal works that are unparalleled in quality, lyricism, and diversity.

Recorded live for ArtSound FM. Recording and notes by Tim Lamble with acknowledgement to Peter Young.


[1] Giovani Gualberto BRUNETTI: Stabat Mater (first Australian performance). St Pauls Church, Manuka, 9 April 2017.

[2] Christoph GRAUPNER: Weg, verdammtes Sünden Leben (GWV 1147/20). St Pauls Church, Manuka, 14 April 2019.

[3] Marc Antoine CHARPENTIER: Ave maris stella (H60) (Premier of new edition by Peter Young). Canberra Girls Grammar, 15 December 2019.


All program items:

Greta Claringbould, soprano

Maartje Sevenster, Mezzo soprano

Peter Young, organ and direction

Clara Teniswood, cello

Item [1] Barbara Jane Gilby and Pip Thompson, Violins; Michelle Higgs, viola

Item [2] Lauren Davis and Matthew Whitney, violins; Michelle Higgs, viola; David Flynn, double bass.

Item[3] Bianca Porcheddu and Dan Russell, violins; Rachel Walker, viola da gamba