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Oscar Escalada

Living in: Argentinia

Oscar Escalada selects the pieces for the series of Latin American Choral Music, and often contributes to it as composer or arranger. He is Professor of Conducting and Composition at the Conservatory of La Plata, and a researcher at the University of La Plata (Argentina). He is the founder and conductor of Coral del Nuevo Mundo (New World's Chorale), a group that was invited to perform at the 1998 ACDA Central Division Convention in Detroit, and to sing Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome in the Jubilee of 2000. He also founded the Children's Choir of Teatro Argentino of La Plata in 1988.

Professor Escalada has been invited to give lectures and workshops, and to adjudicate all over Argentina, the United States, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain, England, Greece, and Germany. He is Vice President of the Argentine Association for Choral Music, a member of the Musical Committee of the America Cantat Festivals, and the Choral Festival of Munich, Germany. In recognition of his choral achievements, he received one of three hundred medals coined for the Tercentennial Anniversary of the foundation of Yale University.

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Coral del Nuevo Mundo : Misa Criolla : 00  1 CD : Oscar Escalada

Coral del Nuevo Mundo : Misa Criolla

Acclaimed Argentine composer and conductor Oscar Escalada leads the Coral del Nuevo Mundo (Chorale of the New World) in this bright collection of 12 songs, some accompanied, by South American composers and arrangers. Particularly wonderful are the opening cut, "El ultimo cafe," a tango from Argentina, the upbeat "El Pinteo" from Argentina, " "O pato," a jazzy, manic bossa nova from Brasil, "Crece desde el pie" from Uruguay, and the dramatic 5-part title cut, by Ariel Ramirez of Argentina. "Misa Criolla" is an excellent, complex recording of the best in Contemporary South American choral music!

Songlist: El unltimo cafe, Juamento, Todo cambia, El pintao, O pato, Recuerdos de Ypacarai, Crece desde eel pie, Misa Criolla:, -Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei

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7693c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Coral del Nuevo Mundo : Latin American Choral Music  : 00  1 CD : Oscar Escalada : KCD3

Coral del Nuevo Mundo : Latin American Choral Music

The Coro del Nuevo Mundo del Teatro Argentino de La Plata is a professional choir of sixteen singers and a pianist, percussionist and guitarist that tours extensively through Argentina, North and South America from their base in Buenos Aires, conducted by founder, composer and arranger Oscar Escalada. "Choral Music" features 11 works by South American composers. "Hanacpachap," 17th century Peruvian, is thought to be the first polyphonic music to be composed in the Americas. "Estrellita del Sur" is a lovely Peruvian waltz, "Manchai Puito" is a haunting folk song from Argentina, "Tonada y Cueca" and "La Doble" are joyf ul dances, and we enjoyed the upbeat "Pueblito Mi Pueblo," a warm and elegant piece for women written by Carlos Guastavino, one of Argentina's finest composers. "La Chaparrita" is a bright Venezuelan folk melody, "Se Equivoco La Paloma" tells of a dove that loses its way, "Santafecino de Veras" is a joyful Argentinian dance and "Milonguera" is an exuberant and challenging work written by Oscar. A lovely, bright, surprising collection of South American music we rarely get a chance to hear! Some light accompaniment.

Songlist: Hanacpachap, Estrellita del Sur, Manchai Puito, Tonada y Cueca, La Doble, Pueblito Mi Pueblo, Verano Porteno, La Chaparrita, Se Equivoco La Paloma, Santafecino de Veras, Milonguera

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7694c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Some a cappella


Coral del Nuevo Mundo : Dos Compositions Argentinos : 00  1 CD : Oscar Escalada

Coral del Nuevo Mundo : Dos Compositions Argentinos

A great collection from the Argentinian maestro.

Songlist: Milonga del Angel, Adios Nonino, Libertango, Las Estaciones Portenas:, -Invierno Porteno, -Primavera Portena, -Verano Porteno, -Otono Porteno, Pueblito mi pueblo, Anhelo, Indianas:, -Gala del dia, -Quien fuera como el jazmin, -Chanarcito, chanarcito, -Viento Norte, -Al tribunal de tu pecho, -Una de dos

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8738c | 1 CD | $15.95

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