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Bailes, Tonadas & Cachuas

Musica Temprana

Traditional

SKU: COBRA0036

Year of release: 2012

Songs and dances from Trujillo, Peru 66:21
1. Tonada La Brugita Traditional 02:09
2. Cachua al Nacimiento - Nino il mijor Traditional 02:53
3. Tonada La Donosa Traditional 01:58
4. Lanchas para Baylar Traditional 03:39
5. Tonada La Lata Traditional 03:43
6. Tonada El Congo Traditional 03:24
7. Cachua La Despedida Traditional 03:14
8. Tonada El Conejo Traditional 03:05
9. Bayle del Chimo Traditional 02:39
10. Tonada El Diamante - Tonada el Tuppamaro Traditional 02:28
11. Tonada El Tupamaro Traditional 03:02
12. Tonada del Chimo Traditional 06:47
13. Bayle de danzantes Traditional 01:55
14. Tonada El Huicho Traditional 04:47
15. Tonada La Selosa Traditional 02:20
16. Cachua Serranita El Huicho Nuebo Traditional 08:40
17. Tonadilla El Palomo Traditional 02:58
18. Cachuyta de la Montanna El Vuen querer Traditional 02:51
19. Cachua al Nacimiento - Dennos lecencia Traditional 03:42

About this album

 The Codex Trujillo of Peru

The nine volumes of the Codex Trujillo of Peru are a true treasure, illustrating the final years of vice-regal society through more than 1,400 water colours, tables and some twenty music scores interpreted in this collection. Compiled by the Bishop Baltasar Martínez Compañón, their thematic sections describe flora, fauna, archaeological objects, mummies, textiles and ceramics. To browse one’s way through the second volume is, as it were, to watch a documentary film about colonial society: the colour prints recount an innocent, natural history – but with no words. It starts with a portrait of Queen María Luisa; a map of Trujillo; a detailed, ethnically-based, census of each settlement and a table of Spanish words translated into eight Indian languages – thus providing a key reference work for several extinct tongues.

Continuing with body-length paintings, it illustrates prevailing social differences through the intricacy of clothing, followed by some general scenes of daily toil, with Indians and negroes performing all the everyday chores, while Spaniards slumber in hammocks, enjoy a day out in the country or are transported around in carriages. Before we reach the musical scores, there are water colours of dancers and musicians with all their costumes, chains and symbols and masks. The volume closes with an index–and explanation—of all plates. The musical scores indicate the desired tempo and instruments for each work, conveying the fine points of its origin and giving guidance for its interpretation.

The Codex was intended to inform the Spanish Court about the true state of affairs in the diocese. Today it lies in the Library of the Royal Palace in Madrid. It was compiled some twenty years prior to the first of the anti-monarchist uprisings which led to the wave of independence in South America. Imports dried up instantly and, at the same time, the influence of Spain

 

 

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Reviews

Stereophile Magazine

The delightful Bailes, Tonadas & Cachuas: Music from the 18th Century, Codex Trujillo del Peru, with Adrian Rodriguez Van der Spoel directing Musica Temprana (Cobra 0036) — is infectious and spiced with piquant percussion. — Kal Rubinson

Dagblad van het Noorden

Nergens krijg je het gevoel, naar oude muziek te luisteren: alles klinkt kersvers.

Nederlands Dagblad

Een voortreffelijk, levendige CD. Prachtig spel, met 'natuurlijke', ongepolijste zang. Je hoort als het ware de straatzangers op de pleinen van het achtiende eeuwse Trujilo

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