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Jerusalem: Matins For The Virgin Of Guadalupe / Chanticleer

Release Date: 02/17/1998 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 21829   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ignacio de Jerusalem
Performer:  David MunderlohChristopher FritzscheJay WhiteKenneth Fitch,   ... 
Conductor:  Joseph Jennings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ChanticleerChanticleer Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here is a fascinating musicological document from 18th-century Mexico. At the heart of this matins service are a set of responsories by Ignacio de Jerusalem. The Italian-born Jerusalem was a virtuoso violinist who brought his considerable talents to the New World in 1742. In 1746 he was appointed maestro di cappella at the Mexico City Cathedral, a post he held until his death in 1769.
Jerusalem's music looks away from the Italian Baroque and ahead to the galante style of J.C. Bach and Haydn. The matins service includes plainchant psalms and Jerusalem's deliciously melodious responsories for solo voice, chorus and orchestra. The remainder of the service features music by Jerusalem's predecessor, Manuel de Zumaya. Zumaya's music is
Read more marked by his mastery of counterpoint and, with suitable Baroque pomp, provides a fascinating contrast to Jerusalem's more modern style.
The men of Chanticleer are superb in the reverent plainchant sections as well as the virtuoso challenges presented in Jerusalem's responsories. The excellent soloists and chorus are supported by an orchestra of period instruments, lending a wonderful piquant sound and authenticity to the service. Read less

Works on This Recording

Matins for the Virgin of Guadalupe by Ignacio de Jerusalem
Performer:  David Munderloh (Tenor), Christopher Fritzsche (Countertenor), Jay White (Countertenor),
Kenneth Fitch (Countertenor), Corey McKnight (Countertenor), Michael Lichtenauer (Countertenor),
Philip Wilder (Countertenor), Tim Krol (Tenor), Kevin Baum (Tenor),
Eric Alatorre (Baritone), Frank Albinder (), Chad Runyon (Baritone)
Conductor:  Joseph Jennings
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chanticleer,  Chanticleer Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1764; Mexico 
Date of Recording: 07/1997 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, California 
Length: 68 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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