Composer: Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc
Dates: 7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963
Title of Piece: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Brief Biography: A member of Les Six, Poulenc caught the attention of Stravinsky. He was on of the first openly gay composers. Lyrical melody is prevalent in his music which underlies his contribution to vocal music especially French art song.