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Navidad - Christmas Music from Latin America and Spain

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Navidad - Christmas Music from Latin America and Spain
Navidad - Christmas Music from Latin America and Spain


'Navidad' is a celebration of the lively and compelling repertoire of Christmas music, songs and dances from 16th and 17th century Latin America and Spain, performed by leading Canadian early music ensemble The Toronto Consort.

'Navidad' features Christmas dances and a style of songs known as villancico, a distinctively Spanish form which has enjoyed a long history of popularity across Spain and Latin America almost continuously from the late 15th century to the present. Some of the songs written in Latin America were performed in the Iberian peninsula within a few years of their premieres in Mexico, showing how quickly music could travel both directions across the Atlantic. Indeed, as this recording demonstrates, in the 17th century the musical world in Latin America could boast a depth of feeling and vitality of execution to rival anything from Europe.

Since its founding in 1972, The Toronto Consort has become internationally recognised for its excellence in the performance of Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque music. The Consort's goal is to explore new repertoire and new ways to bring early music to the modern audience. It regularly tours across Canada, the United States and Europe.

Personnel: The Toronto Consort


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  2. Juan García de Zéspedes : Convidando está la noche
  3. Bartolomeo Cárceres: Riu, riu, chiu
  4. Diego Ortiz: Recercada segunda
  5. Francisco Guerrero: A un niño llorando
  6. Francisco Escalada: Canten dos jilguerillos
  7. Santiago de Murcia: Gaitas & Folías gallegas
  8. Antonio de Salazar: Tarara, qui yo soy Anton
  9. Gaspar Fernandes: Tleycantimo choquiliya
  10. Gaspar Fernandes: Xicochi
  11. Francisco Guerrero: O grandes paces!
  12. Anonymous: Ay, luna que reluzes
  13. Anonymous: Marizápolos, part 1
  14. Anonymous: Marizápolos, part 2
  15. Francisco Guerrero: Virgen Sancta
  16. Anonymous: Xácaras
  17. Francisco Guerrero: Sanctissima Maria
  18. Juan de Araujo: Ay andar, andar
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