Es sol claro y luciente · South American Christmas

Es sol claro y luciente
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South American Christmas
Es sol claro y luciente

He is the brilliant and luminous sun

South American Christmas choral-music
from the baroque era,
performed by Grupo Canto Coral Buenos Aires
(Chamber Choir and Baroque-orchestra)
Conductor: Nestor Andrenacci

Works by Juan García de Zéspedes (2nd Half of 17.Century),
Gaspar Fernandes (c.1570-1629),
Juan de Araujo (c.1648-1712),
Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco (1644-1728),
Dances of the Indios

A concert-recording from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery

HD Recording · DDD · c. 50 Minutes


Work(s) & Performance


xcept for specialists, very little is known about the musical aspects of colonial Latin America. Following the arrival of conquerors and colonizers, an extremely important cultural symbiosis slowly begins to take shape. This process extends all the way to the end of the 18th century and, in some regions, it lasts up to the early 19th century along with the wars of independence.
This period witness the development of a large and rich heritage in architecture, painting, sculpture, and literature. The Cuzco paintings or the works of Aleijadinho in Brazil, suffice to recognize important peculitarities. A similar process takes place with the music. Just as the University of Salamanca was the model for New World institutions of higher learning, the Music Chapel of Seville Cathedral became the paradigm for those to be established in the key cities of viceroyalities overseas. They received important musicians, printed music or manuscript copies, instruments and theoretical writings. Nearly the entire corpus of this music can be found in ecclesiastical repositories and are associated with the church and its celebrations. However, few examples of profane works remain.
Several researchers have devoted themselves to explore these centuries. At the same time they have started a search for documents of the period: data written down by priests in church-books, listings of church expenditures which includes singers and interpreters, instruments acquired an celebrations in which they took part. Their study and analysis, as well as the chronicles of priests and travellers, teach us about the norms that ruled music in American Chapels, their composers and the bulk of their repertoire. In Mexico. Lima, Sucre or Cuzco, the Chapel Master guided his "schola", controlling its daily practices while, at the same time, composing new works for successive festivities. We should recall that most choral singers, singing and dancing choir boys and interpreters as well as composers were indigenous, and in Brazil, mulattos.
The repertoire included a variety of sources: books printed in and regularly received from Europe, the works of resident maestros, often of great value, and later on, works of native composers formed in Latin America. We can identify three key musical periods. The first period in Mexico, with "a capella" polyphony which recalls Spanish Renaissance. there we can find Liturgical works and Christmas carols, as well as toys, melodies and pitaresque ballads.



he Grupo Canto Choral, which consists on a Chamber-choir and a baroque-orchestra, applies to the best choirs of Argentina. It is founded in 1973 by its current conductor Nestor E. Adrenacci. Many tours carried this ensemble to Europe and the United States. For example in 1993 the CCG was invited by the the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) to represent South America at the 3th world symposium for choral music in Vancouver / Canada.

Series & Edition


ublishing Authentic Classical Concerts entails for us capturing and recording outstanding performances and concerts for posterity. The performers, audience, opus and room enter into an intimate dialogue that in its form and expression, its atmosphere, is unique and unrepeatable. It is our aim, the philosophy of our house, to enable the listener to acutely experience every facet of this symbiosis, the intensity of the performance, so we record the concerts in direct 2-Track Stereo digital HD. The results are unparalleled interpretations of musical and literary works, simply - audiophile snapshots of permanent value. Flourishing culture, enthralling the audience and last but not least also you the listener, are the values we endeavor to document in our editions and series.

The concerts at the UNESCO World Heritage Maulbronn Monastery supply the ideal conditions for our aspirations. It is, above all, the atmosphere of the romantic, candle-lit arches, the magic of the monastery in its unadulterated sublime presence and tranquillity that impresses itself upon the performers and audience of these concerts. Renowned soloists and ensembles from the international arena repeatedly welcome the opportunity to appear here - enjoying the unparalleled acoustic and architectural beauty of this World Heritage Site, providing exquisite performances of secular and sacred music, documented by us in our Maulbronn Monastery Edition.

Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler, K&K Verlagsanstalt

Works, Movements & Tracklist

1. Dennos licencia señores
Allow us, Lords, to sing and dance
Cachua · Dance of the Indios (anonymus)

2. Niño il mijor quey logrado
Greatest child, which I have found
Cachua · Dance of the Indios (anonymus)

3. Convidando está la noche
This night invites us
(Juan García de Zéspedes)

4. Mi niño dulce y sagrado
My sweet and holy lad
(Gaspar Fernandes)

5. Ay, andar
O let us be on our way
(Juan de Araujo)

6. Desvelado dueño mío
My sleepless lord
(Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco)

7. A este sol peregrino
This wonderful song sing it in his honour, lad
(Juan de Araujo)

8. Dame albriçia mano Anton
Congratulate me, Brother Anton, for Jesus has been born in Guinea
(Gaspar Fernandes)

9. Los coflades de la estleya
We, the brotherhood of the stars, we are all going to Bethlehem
(Juan de Araujo)

10. Eso rigor e repente
We don't have to worry about the fact, that Jesus was born as a white man
Negritos a la Navidad del Señor
(Gaspar Fernandes)

11. Vaya de gira
Start moving, let us have fun, let us enjoy ourselves in circles and processions
(Juan de Araujo)

12. Eso rigor e repente
We don't have to worry about the fact, that Jesus was born as a white man
(Gaspar Fernandes)



Awarded by Qobuz with the HI-RES AUDIO

March 2012


ReviewAwarded by Qobuz with the HI-RES AUDIO
March 2012

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