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Salve regina
A minor
author of text
Antiphon to the Virgin Mary from Trinity until Advent

'Pergolesi: Stabat mater' (CDA66294)
Pergolesi: Stabat mater
Movement 1. Largo: Salve regina, mater misericoridiae
Movement 2. Allegro – Larghetto: Ad te clamamus exules, fili Evae
Movement 3. Andante: Eia ergo advocata nostra
Movement 4. Largo: O clemens, o pia

Salve regina
Large amounts of music contained in the modern Opera omnia of Pergolesi (printed in Rome in 1939–1942) have since been proved to be by other composers. Indeed, of the 148 works in this edition, 69 are misattributions, 49 are questionable, and only 30 may be considered genuine! At the same time, a large number of works attributed to Pergolesi, some of which may be genuine, were omitted. Most of these genuine works are dramatic or sacred choral pieces, but also surviving are three antiphons for solo voice and strings.

Two of these are settings for soprano of the Salve regina—one in A minor, the other that in C minor, mentioned above. The A minor setting, with its supplicatory text, contains many of the hallmarks of the Stabat mater, including the same style of expressive sensibility, with the wistful sighing ‘Ad te suspiramus’ and a quite beautiful closing ‘O clemens’; but the work also contains contrasting music at the strong ‘Ad te clamamus’.

from notes by Robert King © 1988

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Details for CDA66294 track 14
Movement 2, Allegro – Larghetto: Ad te clamamus exules, fili Evae
Recording date
4 December 1987
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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  1. Pergolesi: Stabat mater (CDA66294)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: September 1988
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