Monday, September 08, 2008

Our Lady's Birthday

I thought you might enjoy this version of the Salve Regina by the Mexican composer Manuel Arenzana c.1762 - 1821, he is part of that rich South American tradition that offers a little more than guitar strumming.

If you look on You Tube index there is a rather fun Kyrie/Gloria from his Messa in Re Mayor, it is not first rank music but it is jolly, I love the operaticism.


PJA said...

That was absolutely wonderful!

Do you remember the CD produced by the Birmingham ensemble, "Ex Cathedra", called, "New World Symphonies"? Thiwas great recording of New World Baroque (and featured some *mean* lute playing!). On that recording, there is a beautiful "Salve" by the late C16 composer, Hernando Franco.

The San Francisco ensemble, "Chanticleer" have also just announced a new recoding of Californian and Mexican Baroque, from the Spanish Missions on the "Camino Real" of which you can read more about here, if you're interested.

Thanks, again.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful piece of music - I don't think I've ever heard anything by a South or Central American composer before. I enjoyed the cheerful section in the middle too.
However, I have to admit that for me the Salve Regina has to be sung to the traditional music preferably in Notre-Dame or at the end of the torchlight procession in Lourdes. Spine-tingling indeed!

PJA said...

That's very kind of you, thanks.

Roses and Jessamine said...

I enjoyed that. Very Romantic.

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