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Donald Macleod considers how modern styles, popular tunes and dance rhythms found their way into the sacred 'villancico' form in Spanish Baroque music.

Donald Macleod explores the little-known music of 17th and 18th-century Spain.

The all-powerful church in 17th century Spain liked its music very traditional indeed: old-fashioned and strictly Latin only. Outside the liturgy, though, composers could be more experimental. Donald reveals how modern styles, popular tunes and dance rhythms found their way into the sacred 'villancico' form.

Francisco Correa de Arauxo: Tiento No 16
Bernard Foccroulle (organ)
Ricercar RIC070056 Tr 1

Cristobal Galan: Al espejo que retrata
Al Ayre Espanol
Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472773252 Tr 3

Juan Barter: Hazo, Anton!
Clara Sanabras (soprano)
Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor)
Charivari Agreable
Kah-Ming Ng (director)
Signum SIGCD069 Tr 11

Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz: Chaconas y Marionas
Harp Consort
Andrew Lawrence-King (director)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472773402 Tr 5

Gaspar Sanz: Preludio y Fantasia
Hopkinson Smith (guitar)
Astree E8576 Tr 17

Sebastian Duron: La borrachita de amor
Raquel Andueza (soprano)
Manuel Vilas (double harp)
Naxos 8570458 Tr 3

Sebastian Duron: Lamentacion segunda, del Viernes Santo
Marta Almajano (soprano)
Al Ayre Espanol
Eduardo Lopez Banzo (director)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472 773762 Tr 10.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Francisco Correa de Arauxo

    Tiento No.16

    Performer: Bernard Foccroulle (organ)

    • Ricercar RIC070056.
    • 1.
  • Cristóbal Galán

    Al espejo que retrata

    Performer: Al Ayre Español Performer: Eduardo López Banzo (dir)

    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 05472773252.
    • 3.
  • Juan Barter

    Hazo, Anton!

    Performer: Clara Sanabras (soprano) Performer: Rodrigo del Pozo (tenor) Performer: Charivari Agréable Performer: Kah-Ming Ng (dir)

    • Signum SIGCD069.
    • 11.
  • Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz

    Chaconas y Marionas

    Performer: The Harp Consort Performer: Andrew Lawrence-King (dir)

    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi DHM 05472773402.
  • Gaspar Sanz

    Preludio y Fantasia

    Performer: Hopkinson Smith (Guitar)

    • Astree E8576.
    • 17.
  • Sebastián Durón Picazo

    La borrachita de amor

    Performer: Raquel Andueza (soprano) Performer: Manuel Vilas (Double Harp)

    • Naxos 8570458.
    • 3.
  • Sebastián Durón Picazo

    Lamentacion segunda, del Viernes Santo

    Performer: Marta Almajano (soprano) Performer: Al Ayre Español Performer: Eduardo López Banzo (dir)

    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, DHM 05472 773762.
    • 10.

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