Colonial Music from Brazil

May 19, 2024, 10:00 pm

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Our Lady of the Conception Church, Urussanga, Brazil (Photo: Mateus Campos Felipe)

Brazil has some of the largest archives of music from the colonial period in the Americas. Thousands of churches performed live music every week and the court of Rio de Janeiro also had a very active musical scene. Fiesta presents rarely heard Brazilian musical treasures.

Playlist

Novena de Nossa Senhora do Pilar, by Francisco Gomes da Rocha

Bênçao das Cinzas e Missa para a Quarta-feira de Cinzas, by Emerico Lobo de Mesquita
Vox Brasiliensis; Ricardo Kanji, conductor

Missa a 8 vozes e instrumentos, by Silva Gomes
Elizabeth Drury (soprano), Martha McLorinan (alto), Thomas Hobbs (tenor), Samuel Boden (tenor), Katie Trethewey (soprano), Edward McMullan (counter-tenor), Greg Skidmore (bass), Nick Ashby (bass); Ex Cathedra; Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor