Displaying all posts tagged with villancico

Voices from the 19th Century: “And death to Napoleon”

A patriotic Christmas villancico. [Read more after the jump.]

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Harmonia Podcast #146: Year-End Top Ten List

An annual list revisited. [Listen after the jump.]

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Out-Of-Print Villancico History

Paul R. Laird’s indispensable “Towards a History of the Spanish Villancico” is permanently out-of-print. [Read more after the jump.]

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Voices from the 18th Century: Christmas Matins at Córdoba Cathedral, 1736

The title page to a villancico libretto (“pliego”). [Read more after the jump.]

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CD Review: Salsa Baroque with Ensemble Caprice

Salsa Baroque needs a different kind of heat. [Read more after the jump.]

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Voices from the 17th Century: Pietro Cerone Criticizes the Villancico

Cerone disapproves of the most popular music heard in church. [Read more after the jump.]

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Voices from the 17th Century: A Colombian Christmas Play

The anonymous villancico ‘Vengan, vengan, que lo plegona la negla’ reveals an unusual amount of detail. [Read more after the jump.]

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CD Review: Music of Miguel de Irízar with the Capilla Jerónimo de Carrión

A terrific Verso label recording of music by a noted Spanish baroque composer and Capellmeister of Segovia Cathedral. [Read more after the jump.]

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CD Review: Villancicos of Joseph Ruiz Samaniego with Los Músicos de Su Alteza

An excellent introduction to a unique Spanish baroque composer on the Alpha label. [Read more after the jump.]

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