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The View from Mexico City about 1660

Location: California, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Capella Antiqua presents a concert of vocal music from early Baroque Mexico:
 
The View from Mexico City about 1660
May 11th, 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
1017 11Th Street, Sacramento, CA
 
There are four themes explored in this view from Mexico City about 1660: modern first performances of music for Matins by an anonymous composer for use by the members of the Cathedral chapter; modern first performances of the restored Canción “Re-Sol”  and the parody mass of the same by Francisco López Capillas (1607?-1673); motets that were old but still current in mid-17th century Mexico City by Hernando Franco (1532-1585); and villancicos for the Christmas season.
 
PROGRAM
Venite exsultemus-  Invitatory* (Psalm 94):  Anónimo (1660?)
Canción “Re-Sol”*  Poderoso caballero es Don Dinero:  Anónimo (Riscos?)
Missa “Re-Sol”*:  Francisco López Capillas (1607?-1673)
Sancta Maria (Nahuatl):  Anónimo
Hanacpachap cussicuinin (Quechua)  Anónimo
Beatus qui intelligit Nocturn III* (Psalm 40):  Anónimo (1660?)
Ay como flecha la niña rayos:  Francisco de Santiago (1587—1644)
Un ciego que contrabajo canta:  Antonio de Salazar (1650-1715)
Tarara, tarara qui yo soy Anton:  Salazar
Miserere mei, Deus  (Psalm 51):  Hernando Franco (1532-1585)
Christus factus est  (Philipians 2:8-9): Franco
Ad te Domine Nocturn II* (Psalm 24):  Anónimo (1660?)
Vaya vaya de cantos de amoresJosé de Loaysa y Agurto  (1647—1695)
Ay, ay galeguiños:  Fabián Ximeno  (1595-1654)
Serenissima una noche:  Gerónimo Gonzáles  (fl. Madrid c. 1633)
 
 
*modern first performance
 
Capella Antiqua is a 16 voice ensemble specializing in historically informed performances of repertoire written before 1900. The inaugural season, 2011-2012, presented The View from Rome about 1595 and The View from Dresden about 1860. Next season includes our first art song festival, and music from Vienna, London, and Manila. Capella Antiqua is Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, 1017 11Th Street, Sacramento, CA.
 
For information and tickets (general $15/student-seniors $10) go to www.capella-antiqua.org.
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