Bolivian Baroque

Florilegium

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Baroque Music in the Jesuit Reducciones (Settlements) The study of the music in the South American archives has revolutionized our knowledge of the musical culture in the urban and missionary centres between the XVI and XVIII Centuries in the Americas. European, native South American and Creole (Spaniards born in South America) composers and musicians created a uniquely South American Renaissance and Baroque repertoire, comparable in its magnitude and originality to the musical innovations of the outstanding European musical centres of that time. To date two important collections of South American missionary music have been preserved. The first can be found in Concepcin, Bolivia, at the Library of the Vicariato Apostlico de Nuflo de Chvez.

This collection comes from the missionary churches of San Rafael and Santa Ana. The other, discovered and organised more recently, belongs to the collection of music manuscripts of the former Jesuit Mission of the Moxos Indians, in Bolivia. Copies of the latter were still being produced up to the 1990s. Several vocal works with accompaniment can be found in both collections, as well as a truly exceptional group of instrumental pieces within the Latin American repertoire, which usually consists only of a vocal and choral repertoire and not an instrumental one.

Although a big part of the composition is of Indian authorship (with texts in native languages: Chiquitana, Baure, Moxa, Canichana, Guarani), the manuscripts include also six Masses of Giovanni Battista Bassani (1657-1716), two motets by Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner (1689-1720) and 14 compositions by Domenico Zipolli (1688-1726), which have been used as models for the music teaching which was disseminated at the missions. Its value is unique and is the only means of clarifying our knowledge of the musical culture of the ancient missions in the Americas……

Tracklist

1.
Domenico Zipoli - Beatus vir
02:15
2.
Domenico Zipoli - Exórtum est
01:37
3.
Domenico Zipoli - Incúndus homo
02:11
4.
Domenico Zipoli - Peccátor vidébit
01:44
5.
Domenico Zipoli - Glória Patri
00:34
6.
Domenico Zipoli - Sicut erat
01:03
7.
Sonata Chiquitanas XVIII - Allegro
03:01
8.
Sonata Chiquitanas XVIII - Andante
03:28
9.
Sonata Chiquitanas XVIII - Presto
01:39
10.
Aqui Ta Naqui Iyai - Aqui ta naqui
00:48
11.
Aqui Ta Naqui Iyai - Chapie, Iyaî Jesu Christo
04:00
12.
In hoc Mundo - Sonata
01:53
13.
In hoc Mundo - Recitative In hoc mundo
00:41
14.
In hoc Mundo - In te spero
03:35
15.
In hoc Mundo - Recitative Eia Ioánnes
00:41
16.
In hoc Mundo - Tunc lectus órganis
04:35
17.
La Folia - Allegro
03:12
18.
La Folia - Largo
04:02
19.
La Folia - Allegro
03:09
20.
Aria In hac Mensa Novi Regis - In hac Mensa Novi Regis
07:13
21.
Motet Caîma, Iyaî Jesus - Sonata
01:07
22.
Motet Caîma, Iyaî Jesus - Recitative Caîma, Iyaî Jesus
00:34
23.
Motet Caîma, Iyaî Jesus - Acuacîrîca inema
03:16
24.
Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta - Untitled
01:23
25.
Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta - Allegro
02:04
26.
Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta - Adagio
02:03
27.
Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta - Allegro
02:59
28.
Aria Ascendit Deus in jubilatione - Ascendit Deus in jubilatione
03:28
29.
Exaltate Regem Regum - Exaltate Regem Regum
01:49
30.
Henry Villca Suntura - Improvisation
02:52

Total time: 01:12:56

Additional information

Label

SKU

22105

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Cables

van den Hul T3 series

Digital Converters

Meitner A/D DSD / Meitner DA

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Equipment

B&W 803 diamond series

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom design

Original Recording Format

Producer

Jared Sacks, Ashley Solomon

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Bolivia 2005

Recording Software

Pyramix bij Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Speakers

Audiolab, Holland

Release Date November 23, 2014

Press reviews

American Record Guide

Extraordinary beauty in many ways. Nawrot wants the whole world to hear about Bolivian baroque: this release is a good start and has me sighing for more.

Audiophile Audition

The music is superb, and very much in the Baroque tradition. The Bolivian soloists are just sensational, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Channel Classics chose to record them again – they’re really that good! Sound, as always was excellent – I’ve never heard a bad disc from Channel Classics. Highly recommended.

Musicweek

the verve and sense of fun generated by UK early music group Florilegium and four sparkly young Bolivian soloists, specially selected for the job. (…) Fascinating project (…)

La Libre

Même si on a déjà connu d’autres disques de musique baroque venue du continent sud-américain, le présent CD sort assurément des sentiers battus. Les Britanniques de l’Ensemble Florilegium se sont, en effet, rendus en Bolivie pour exhumer des oeuvres composées là-bas pour les colonies jésuites au début du XVIIIe siècle, soit par l’Italien Domenico Zippoli, soit par des compositeurs restés anonymes. Mais l’originalité de la démarche tient aussi à ce que les enregistrements ont été réalisés là-bas dans la jungle, et avec – pour les pièces vocales qui alternent ici avec les instrumentaux – des solistes choisis sur place. (…) une démarche passionnante évoquée sur un DVD making of offert en complément.

Reformatorisch Dagblad

Hoe deze instrumentale en vocale religieuze muziek klinkt? Gewoon als heerlijke onvervalste barokmuziek. Afwisselend wervelend en bezonken. (…)

Brabants Dagblad

Hoor je nu Bach, Vivaldi of Händel? Fout, de muziek op deze cd komt uit de binnenlanden van Bolivia. (…) Deze schitterende cd bezit een oneindige klankrijkdom en is een parel in de barokmuziek!!

De Gelderlander

Een juweel van een productie. (…) De opnames laten kleurrijke muziek horen die op een prettige manier aanschurkt tegen Vivaldi. Als bonus een panfluitimprovisatie door Villca bijgevoegd. Tropische zangvogels tekenen voor een spontaan naspel.

Pizzicato

Die besondere Delikatesse dieser Einspielung sind die großartigen bolivianischen Solisten (…)

Toccata

Ich muss sagen sie machen ihre Sache seht gut und verleihen der hervorragenden Einspielung noch zusätzliche Authentizität.

Le Monde de la Musique

des émotions considérable. Les interprètes sont excellents. (…) Intéressant, le DVD ouvre des cartes et montre les manuscrits originaux et des images des belles églises missionaires.

Classica/Répertoire

Dans une optique plus individualisée et dramatique, on mentionnera une merveille de ce mois très riche (…) très charmant (…)

Tu vida

El resultado es de un virtuosismo asombroso.
Cambiarán –

Diapason

Le résultat ne génère aucun ennui, le plaisir se voyant prolongé pas un ‘making of’ sur DVD

Patrimoine de France

L’enregistrement est un vivant témoignage. Interprétées pas d’exceptionnels solistes et musiciens boliviens (…)

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