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San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble: Guadalupe Virgen de los Indios

abrase el reyna del cielo
mananitas a la virgen de guadalupe
dios es ya nacido
aquestando tonceria
aufer a nobis iniquitates
nican mopohua
virgen madre de dios
o virgen maria
al prodigio mayor
de la sagrada mari/ forcado de amor
juantzin, juan diegotzin
bay magalhi/ magalhi
dulce consuelo/ de nepa tepatzin
hoi nace la nueba estiella
tepeyacac
in il huicac cihuapille
y technepa sacramento dios
ma xiccaqui

The Virgin Of Guadalupe (Mexico), according to the account, appeared in a vision in 1531, and inspired many compositions in her honor, fusing the indigenous American and colonial Spanish musics of the period. Though many of the tracks on this CD are accompanied by the traditional instruments of the culture (pre-Columbian flutes, Mexican percussion) the excellence of the seven voices of SAVAE (featured on National Public Radio) makes this a worthy addition to our catalog. The works of Tomas Pascual are featured, as well as Franco and Valeriano; some, such as "Aufer A Nobis Iniquitates," are typical of the vocal polyphony of sixteenth century motets; others, such as "Hoi Nace La Nueba Estiella," are homophonic, with folk dance rhythms and simple tunes. A beautiful recording of great merit.

Item code: 6480C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States
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