Archivo de Guatemala - Music from the Guatemala City Cathedral Archive / Savino, El Mundo

Release Date: 4/23/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8574295
Orchestra/Ensemble: El Mundo, El Mundo, El Mundo
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Spanish colonies in Central and South America emerged as wellsprings of cultural activity throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. The meeting of indigenous populations with Latin American cathedrals and courtly life resulted in styles bearing the imprint of folk music, even in sacred compositions. The sophisticated musical culture of Guatemala City Cathedral is represented in an archive of hundreds of works, several of which are recorded here. The guitars, harp, voices and percussion of acclaimed ensemble El Mundo bring to life the vibrant and at times hypnotic dance rhythms of Spain, Africa and the New World, creating a sound unique to this region, and one that still flourishes to this day.

Works on This Recording
1. Pastoras alegres [Archivo Musical de la Catedral de Guatemala MS 127] by Rafael Antonio Castellanos
Performer: Jennifer Ellis Kampani (Soprano), Nell Snaidas (Soprano), Ryland Angel (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: El Mundo
Written: 1778 ;
2. Gitanillas vienen [Archivo Musical de la Catedral de Guatemala MS 118] (arr. R. Savino for 2 voices and chamber ensemble) by Rafael Antonio Castellanos
Performer: Jennifer Ellis Kampani (Soprano), Nell Snaidas (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: El Mundo
Written: 1775 ;
3. Instrucción de Música sobre la Guitarra Española, Book 2, "De Cifras sobre la Guitarra Española": Folías (arr. R. Savino for guitar and harp) by Gaspar Sanz
Performer: Cheryl Ann Fulton (Harp), Richard Savino (Baroque guitar)
4. Ángeles del cielo [Archivo Musical de la Catedral de Guatemala MS 118] (arr. R. Savino for 2 voices and chamber ensemble) by Rafael Antonio Castellanos
Performer: Jennifer Ellis Kampani (Soprano), Nell Snaidas (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: El Mundo
Written: 1789 ;
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