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Spanish early music
in the new world -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'All thirty tracks have a charm of their own ...'

Piffaro - Los Ministriles in the New World. © 2012 Navona Records LLC

Extant documents relating to sixteenth and seventeenth century music coming out from the Iberian Peninsula testify to the fact that Spanish composers and musicians, singers and instrumentalists alike transported across the Atlantic the same trade that they had acquired under the tutelage of their Spanish and Portuguese masters. Indeed, even those composers who never stepped on the New World had the satisfaction of having their works borne across the ocean for use in nascent cathedrals and palaces that quickly mushroomed among the native peoples of New Spain (Mexico, Peru etc) soon after the colonization of those lands. The Indians themselves immediately took to the new sounds, especially through the effusion of the Catholic Church...

Copyright © 15 June 2013 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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PIFFARO - LOS MINISTRILES IN THE NEW WORLD

SPAIN

NAVONA RECORDS

PORTUGAL

CATHOLICISM

EARLY MUSIC

ANTONIO DE CABEZON

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