Against the background of the infinitely rich heritage of music and dance brought to us by Baroque Latin America, this album introduces the listener to the festive atmosphere that 17th and 18thcentury Latin Americans – descendants of indigenous peoples as well as of Africans and Euro peans – could experience every so often as part of their everyday religious lives.
Published by CAPRICE Records.
The "Missa Lauda Hierusalem" from 1598 by Bertil Kellner, based on a Orlando di Lasso motet, is the earliest surviving polyphonic Mass setting by a composer active in Sweden. World première on CD!
Ensemble Villancico consolidates the concept "EARLY WORLD MUSIC" and presents on this recording a new cavalcade of Latin American baroque music with folklore influences from three continents!
"...a variative, spicy and exciting musical world appears… with temperament, affection and humour! Artistic, tasteful, pleasing to listen to" (Kaj Engelhart, Katolskt magasin)
"Wonderful baroque music...Well played by a tight ensemble and beautiful sonority" (Björn G Stenberg, UNT)
Ensemble Villancico continues its mission of rediscovering long-lost musical treasures from South America!
”One could not hope for a more engaging introduction." (Gramophone, UK)
"This is one of the most exciting CDs of the year. Run off and buy!" (Nya Upplagan, Sweden)
The music source of this CD is a mysterious alto part manuscript, rediscovered on the island of Gotland (Sweden). It contains sacred music from the 16th century with origin in Silesia.
Baroque music from Bolivia, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Released on Caprice Records, November 2002 (CAP 21688).
This CD contains music from Latin America in the Baroque period. It is released on the label Caprice Records (CAP 21658).
On this CD-single you find seven songs by Claudin de Sermisy (ca 1490-1562). The songs are in four parts, and written on the back side of one of the packs of cardsthat come with the magnificent cabinet which in 1632 was presented to the Swedish king Gustav II Adolf by the German city of Augsburg.
Cancionero de Upsala is a collection of Spanish madrigals (villancicos) by several composers. The madrigals are in between two and five parts and have lyrics in Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan. The collection has survived in the library Carolina Rediviva in Uppsala, Sweden. Proprius (PRCD 9153)
This is one of two CD's recorded during the festival 2004. Contains 23 pieces performed by Ensemble Villancico, Musica Fiorita, Doulce memoire etc.