Musique à la Cathédrale d’Oaxaca

Parmi ses multiples trésors, la Cathédrale d’Oaxaca possède dans ses archives le fameux manuscrit musical de Gaspar Fernandes, ainsi que nombre d’œuvres du compositeur Manuel de Sumaya qui y termina sa vie en 1756, après avoir été le plus prestigieux maître de chapelle de la Cathédrale métropolitaine de Mexico.

Bien qu’un siècle les sépare, Gabriel Garrido a voulu réunir ces deux grands compositeurs néo-hispaniques dans cet enregistrement qui témoigne de la vitalité de la création musicale sacrée en Nouvelle-Espagne. (mais…)

Anonymous’s “Sã qui Turo Zente Pleta”

Sã qui Turo Zente Pleta is a negrillo or guineo (also called villancicos de negros), a sort of villancico which were intended to portrait African slaves taken to the New World, imitating their music as also as their way of speaking.

The monastery of Santa Cruz in Coimbra was one of the most active music centres in Portugal during the 17th and 18th centuries. It was a community in which the monks themselves were singers, instrumentalists, maestros de musica, composers and instrument builders. During the five years of the noviciado, each monk studied music and organ, although all of them played other instruments used in the religious services. (mais…)

Cantigas from the Court of Dom Dinis

d. dinisThe second cd comprising the seven cantigas from the Sharrer source. In my opinion this is a “not so well” attempt by Paul Hillier. That english accent is too present in the galego-portuguese language. This is the first recording of D. Dinis’ cantigas since they were founded in the portuguese national archives – Torre do Tombo – at Lisbon, by Harvey Sharrer. (mais…)

Laus Polyphoniae: Sounds from Portugal

20 – 28 August 2011

Sons Portugueses

The 18th edition of Laus Polyphoniae leads music lovers to Portugal. In an edition brimming with cantigas, vilancicos and cançoes we engage on a quest for the soul of Lusitanian music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early baroque. Cities such as Lisbon, Porto and Évora yield up their musical sources, while top composers such as Manuel Cardoso and Duarte Lobo get pride of place. (mais…)

Mil Sospiros Dió Maria

continens paradisiSacred and Secular Music from the Brazilian Renaissance

Anonymous works, sacred and secular songs by Carreira, Trosylho, Escobar, Flecha, Mudarra, Cabezón and gregorian songs transcribed in Tupi language par Father de Anchieta CONTINENS PARADISI (Witte Weber, Rosa Dominguez, Felix Rienth, Marc Busnel, Thais Ohara, Marcelo Ohara, Norihisa Sugawara, Marie Bournisien & Rogrio Gonalves) The Jesuit brother Jos de Anchieta arrived in Brazil in 1553. He did all that was possible to save the souls of the savage inhabitants whilst simultaneously endeavouring to guarantee their devotion to the Church and to the King of Portugal. (mais…)