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Dreams Of Andalusia / Joglaresa, Sykes, Azzouz, Hall, Davis, Clarvi

Joglaresa / Sykes / Azzouz / Hall / Davis / Clarvi
Release Date: 10/13/2009 
Label:  Metronome   Catalog #: 1062   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ibn al-Khatib of LojaIbn QuzmanAnonymousCantigas de Sa Anonymous,   ... 
Performer:  Belinda SykesNaziha Azzouz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



DREAMS OF ANDALUSIA Belinda Sykes, dir; Joglaresa (period instruments) METRONOME 1062 (64:10 Text and Translation)


There are no recognizable composers to be listed, unless we count three cantigas of Alfonso el Sabio, all sung at length if not complete. The program is described as Jewish, Arabic, and Christian songs of medieval Spain, the other 11 tracks all devoted to Jewish or Arabic songs. We have heard quite a few of these programs designed to illustrate the mingling of three cultures and faiths in medieval Read more Spain. Belinda Sykes does most of the singing, but Naziha Azzouz is another vocalist in the ensemble, along with five instrumentalists (mostly percussion). There is also a choral group in one cantiga. In addition to singing and directing, Sykes has prepared the entire contents of the program, even to translating the Sephardic and Arabic texts. But she admits that the Jewish and Arab music and performance practice have been re-created from the little traces that survive. That explains the differences among the recordings we have heard. Though the recording was made in 2000 and the notes were written in 2004, the disc has just been issued. There has clearly been a continuing market for this kind of program, and the latest example is well done.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Jadaka I-ghaithu, song by Ibn al-Khatib of Loja
Performer:  Belinda Sykes (Voice), Naziha Azzouz (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Yahni-kum Yahni-kum! by Ibn Quzman
Performer:  Belinda Sykes (Voice), Naziha Azzouz (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 4 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
Miyyah fi miyyah, song (attrib. Don Todros Abulafia of Castile) by Anonymous
Performer:  Naziha Azzouz (Voice), Belinda Sykes (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4.
Macar ome per folia, song by Cantigas de Sa Anonymous
Performer:  Naziha Azzouz (Voice), Belinda Sykes (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
Por fol tenno quen na Virgen, for ensemble by Joglaresa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
6.
Al pasar por Casablanca by Traditional
Performer:  Naziha Azzouz (Voice), Belinda Sykes (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 6 Minutes 59 Secs. 
7.
Hal dara zabyu I-hima, song by Ibn Sahl al-Isra'ili
Performer:  Naziha Azzouz (Voice), Belinda Sykes (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
8.
Estampida for ensemble by Joglaresa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9.
Masha s-sahar hayran, song by Ibn Quzman
Performer:  Naziha Azzouz (Voice), Belinda Sykes (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10.
Ayyuha s-saqi, song by Ibn Zuhr
Performer:  Belinda Sykes (Voice), Naziha Azzouz (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11.
Como poden per sas culpas, for ensemble by Joglaresa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
12.
Jarriri I-dheila, song by Ibn Bajja of Saragossa
Performer:  Belinda Sykes (Voice), Naziha Azzouz (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
13.
A Sennor que mui ben soube, song by Cantigas de Sa Anonymous
Performer:  Belinda Sykes (Voice), Naziha Azzouz (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
14.
Quen boa dona querrá, song by Cantigas de Sa Anonymous
Performer:  Naziha Azzouz (Voice), Belinda Sykes (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Joglaresa
Venue:  East Woodhay Church, Newbury, Hampshire, 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 

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