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José Marín: Sepan Todos Que Muero, Etc / Música Ficta, Et Al


Release Date: 11/28/2006 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 2797   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  AnonymousJuan De HerreraJosé CascanteTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Daniel ZuluagaJuan Carlos ArangoElisabeth WrightCarlos Serrano,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The members of the Bogota, Columbia-based Música Ficta ensemble apply their considerable expertise regarding style, language, and indigenous instruments to bring us to a very pleasing acquaintance with music rarely found on recordings. On the surface, it's a rather unusual mix of more refined compositions (many of the instrumental works, especially those for solo harpsichord) with freer pieces, particularly the songs. But during the European baroque, the vast Spanish colonial territory known as the Viceroyalty of Peru (which included what is now Columbia, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and other areas) had strong musical ties to Spain, but over time also developed its own, home-grown composers and local styles of songs and dances.
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Much of this diversity is reflected here, from the anonymous Spanish harpsichord Chacona and traditional Spanish dance pieces Rondón I and II, to the lilting "Canarios" for solo guitar, and the beautiful songs "Aquella sierra nevada", "Montes del Tajo escuchad", and "Sosieguen, descansen", the latter an extended, highly varied, quite dramatic soliloquy (artfully, ardently sung by tenor Jairo Serrano).

While there is nothing here that counts as a masterpiece or significant discovery, the music is never less than very pleasing to hear--and it's all very well performed, made more interesting by the various combinations and types of instruments, including percussion, baroque guitar and vihuela, flutes, chirimía, bajón, gaita, and pito y tamboril. I only wish some--any--information had been provided regarding the more unusual instruments. No information is given about the composers, and due to a printing error, several of the song translations are left out of the liner notes.

The acoustic seems to favor the treble registers, which produces a slightly harsh sound in places, and some listeners (myself included) might prefer a bit less resonance overall. Still, where the music itself is concerned, Música Ficta deserves praise for its efforts to keep this repertoire alive and for making it so accessible, striving to present it in a form as true to its roots as possible. Anyone looking to explore one of the more interesting but lesser-known corners of early American music should definitely consider this program.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Esta noche yo bailá by Anonymous
Performer:  Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord),
Carlos Serrano (Recorder), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Carlos Serrano (Shawm),
Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Julián Navarro (Vihuela), Julián Navarro (Guitar),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Leonor Convers (Gaita)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Bolivia 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Anonymous.
San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
2. A la fuente de bienes by Juan De Herrera
Performer:  Leonor Convers (Gaita), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm),
Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor),
Carlos Serrano (Recorder), Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Julián Navarro (Theorbo),
Julián Navarro (Guitar), Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Julián Navarro (Vihuela),
Jairo Serrano (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: Peru 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
3. Chacona by Anonymous
Performer:  Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Carlos Serrano (Recorder), Julián Navarro (Guitar),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Julián Navarro (Vihuela), Leonor Convers (Gaita),
Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar),
Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Carlos Serrano (Shawm)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
4. El todo de sus loores by José Cascante
Performer:  Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord),
Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Carlos Serrano (Recorder), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor),
Julián Navarro (Vihuela), Julián Navarro (Guitar), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Jairo Serrano (Tenor),
Leonor Convers (Gaita)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Colombia 
Length: 0 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
5. Rondón (2): Rondón no 1 by Traditional
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Carlos Serrano (Shawm),
Carlos Serrano (Recorder), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Julián Navarro (Theorbo),
Julián Navarro (Vihuela), Julián Navarro (Guitar), Jairo Serrano (Percussion),
Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Leonor Convers (Gaita)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Written: Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
6. Tiento lleno de primer tono by Joan Cabanilles
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
7. Sepan todos que muero by José Marin
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Carlos Serrano (Recorder),
Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Julián Navarro (Guitar), Julián Navarro (Vihuela),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Jairo Serrano (Tenor), Jairo Serrano (Percussion),
Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar),
Leonor Convers (Gaita)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
8. Aquella sierra nevada by José Marin
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Carlos Serrano (Recorder),
Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Julián Navarro (Vihuela), Julián Navarro (Theorbo),
Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Julián Navarro (Guitar), Jairo Serrano (Tenor),
Leonor Convers (Gaita), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm),
Elisabeth Wright (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
9. Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Prelude o Capricho arpeado by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Julián Navarro (Guitar), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
10. Corriente dicha la cuella by Andrea Falconieri
Performer:  Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Julián Navarro (Vihuela),
Julián Navarro (Guitar), Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Carlos Serrano (Recorder),
Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm),
Leonor Convers (Gaita), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Elisabeth Wright (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
11. Corrente detta l'avellina by Andrea Falconieri
Performer:  Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Julián Navarro (Vihuela),
Julián Navarro (Guitar), Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor),
Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Leonor Convers (Gaita),
Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Carlos Serrano (Recorder)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Renaissance 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
12. Caraviñas saon os ollos de mi niño by Anonymous
Performer:  Julián Navarro (Guitar), Carlos Serrano (Recorder), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor),
Jairo Serrano (Tenor), Julián Navarro (Vihuela), Jairo Serrano (Percussion),
Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Leonor Convers (Gaita), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm),
Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Carlos Serrano (Shawm),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Peru 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002)
This selection is sung in Guarani and Quechua. 
13. Passacalles de primo tono for Organ by Joan Cabanilles
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
14. Salir el amor al mundo: Sosieguen, descansen by Sebastián Durón
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Carlos Serrano (Recorder),
Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Julián Navarro (Guitar), Julián Navarro (Theorbo),
Julián Navarro (Vihuela), Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Jairo Serrano (Tenor),
Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar),
Leonor Convers (Gaita)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1680; Seville, Spain 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
15. Instrucción de música sobre la guitarra española: Canarios by Gaspar Sanz
Performer:  Julián Navarro (Guitar), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1674; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
16. Rondón (2): Rondón no 2 by Traditional
Performer:  Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Carlos Serrano (Recorder),
Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Julián Navarro (Guitar),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Julián Navarro (Vihuela),
Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Leonor Convers (Gaita)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Written: Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
17. Flores de música: Passacalles de primer tono - Duple Meter by Anonymous
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Organ)
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Flores de música: Passacalles de primer tono - Triple Meter."San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
18. Flores de música: Passacalles de primer tono - Triple Meter by Anonymous
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Organ)
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Flores de música: Passacalles de primer tono - Duple Meter."
San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
19. Ay, amor, qué dulce tirano by Matías Juan de Veana
Performer:  Julián Navarro (Guitar), Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Julián Navarro (Vihuela),
Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor),
Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Carlos Serrano (Recorder), Jairo Serrano (Percussion),
Jairo Serrano (Tenor), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar),
Leonor Convers (Gaita)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
20. Montes del Tajo escuchad by José Marin
Performer:  Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Elisabeth Wright (Organ),
Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Carlos Serrano (Recorder), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor),
Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Julián Navarro (Guitar), Julián Navarro (Vihuela),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Jairo Serrano (Tenor),
Leonor Convers (Gaita)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
21. Passacalles no 4 on the 4th tone by Joan Cabanilles
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
22. A su alvedrio by Anonymous
Performer:  Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Elisabeth Wright (Organ),
Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Carlos Serrano (Recorder), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor),
Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Julián Navarro (Vihuela),
Julián Navarro (Guitar), Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Jairo Serrano (Tenor),
Leonor Convers (Gaita)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
23. Vate, vate las alas by José Cascante
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Carlos Serrano (Recorder),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Carlos Serrano (Shawm), Julián Navarro (Guitar),
Julián Navarro (Vihuela), Jairo Serrano (Tenor), Jairo Serrano (Percussion),
Leonor Convers (Gaita), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm),
Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Colombia 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 
24. Un Juguetico de Fuego by Anonymous
Performer:  Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Julián Navarro (Guitar), Carlos Serrano (Recorder),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo), Julián Navarro (Vihuela), Carlos Serrano (Shawm),
Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord),
Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Leonor Convers (Gaita), Jairo Serrano (Tenor),
Jairo Serrano (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: Peru 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002)
This selection is sung in Guarani and Quechua. 
25. Yo sé que no ha de ganar by Anonymous
Performer:  Elisabeth Wright (Harpsichord), Elisabeth Wright (Organ), Juan Carlos Arango (Shawm),
Daniel Zuluaga (Guitar), Jairo Serrano (Tenor), Julián Navarro (Vihuela),
Leonor Convers (Gaita), Carlos Serrano (Pipe & Tabor), Carlos Serrano (Recorder),
Jairo Serrano (Percussion), Julián Navarro (Guitar), Carlos Serrano (Shawm),
Julián Navarro (Theorbo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música ficta
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Peru 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2000); San Agustín Church, Villa de Leyva, Colombia (08/2002) 

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