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"To the good life, the good life, This old lady is the Chacona. From the Indies to Seville, she has come by packet boat." (Lope de Vega, El amante agradecio). This week's show focuses on music with roots on two continents, with pieces from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, and one Franco-Flemish piece with a surprising link to the New World. We'll hear performances by Piffaro, Hesperion XXI, and Chanticleer. 

  • Selections from the Matins for the Virgin of Guadalupe, with music by Ignacio de Jerusalem and Manuel de Zumaya, performed by Chanticleer, and the Chanticleer Sinfonia. 
  • From "Los Ministriles in the New World", performed by Piffaro: Chacona: 'Una sarao de la chacona' (Aranes), Ego enim accepi (Capillas), Turulu neglo I, Yyai Jesuchristo (Anon. Bolivia), Monstra te esse matrem (Franco), Christanos I (Anon. Bolivia), Dulce Jesus mio, Versos al organo con duo (Blasco, Ecuador), Deus in adiutorium (Padilla). 
  • From 'El Nuevo Mundo: Folias Criollas', performed by Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo: Cachua a duo y a Cuatro: Nino il mijor (Trujillo del Peru), Seguidillas en Eco: De tu Vista Celoso (Anon.), Canarios (improvisation), Xicochi Conetzintle (Gaspar Fernandez), Guaracha: Ay que me abraso. 
  • Closing Music: Hesperion XXI, from 'Villancicos y Danzas Criollas': Cachua (Anon.)


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