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This basic motivation was not simply an adjunct to the natural greed of the conquistadores for power and wealth. The religious zeal of the first missionaries cannot be disputed. Their success was achieved through education and driven by a genuine desire to save souls. Music played a major part: In succession, Dominican, Franciscan and Augustinian friars and canons set up missions all over the conquered lands. The very first in Mexico were from Ghent in the Spanish Netherlands and we credit Pedro de Gante, personally authorized by the Emperor, as the earliest and most influential musical missionary.
Within just a few years the Aztec languages and dialects, notably Nahuatl, had been mastered, and the natives were being taught in schools and religious foundations; Old Spain was being reproduced in New Spain. Inthe year when Pizarro invaded Peru, a new city was founded in Mexico. A cathedral was started, one that would rival the great cathedrals of Spain itself. In that same primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe ofthe miracle of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Virgen morenaestablished a centre of Catholic devotion at just the primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe time.
The building of New Spain in the image of the old was now irreversible. Musicians and craftsmen were imported, the natives trained in all the skills of instrument-making.
By mid-century the energies of the conquerors and the conquered were totally directed to Hispanic primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe, and the Empire entered the same course economically and socially as the homeland. Privilege was for the Spanish-born, from the Viceroy down. All the best positions in government and church were appointed from Spain for Spaniards. Yet the innate talents of the Mexican Indians were acknowledged.
Their musicality was primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe very early by Pedro de Gante and his colleagues. They amazed travellers with their quick ability to read, write, sing and play. Their craftsmanship was famed. Negroes, imported for their physical strength, multiplied, and the influence of their dancing and drumming was soon widespread.
The authorities imported the ecclesiastical organization and regular uses of the Cathedral of Seville which became the mother church of New Spain. It was natural that at Puebla and at Mexico City Cathedral the present edifice was started in the music should also follow the usual customs of Seville.
Puebla showed independence by adopting some traditions from Toledo. The musicians and their repertoire showed every characteristic of their Spanish origin. It was music by Morales that moved the assembly so much when the death of Charles V was commemorated in It was Morales whose works, especially his Magnificats, formed the basis and most lasting influence in the New World churches and cathedrals.
The first really notable maestro de capilla in Mexico was Hernando Franco. Franco certainly was at Guatemala in and he spent his last ten years from as maestro at the new and incomplete Mexico City Cathedral. It is the Salve regina in the version for five voices two tiple or treble parts that is performed here. Franco is expansive, one might say diffuse; he primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe twenty-five bars of modern score to set the last three words, but his music is expressive and very singable.
Seven years later he was appointed maestro and stayed until his primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe in His work was so appreciated by the authorities that a great deal of his music was ordered to be copied into a great choir book shortly before his death. It shows him to be the most talented and confident of the composers of the colonial period in Central and South America. A great number of motets, antiphons, Psalms and Lamentations survive.
He wrote short hymns and big Masses, a Passion and some dramatic funeral music. The short Primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe of None usually recited rapidly, in the afternoon seems to have been taken primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe in some Spanish and colonial churches by confraternities or by convents of nuns for special services. A number of settings of the Psalm Mirabilia testimonia survive in Mexico and in Spain e.
The setting of the Versicle and Response Deus in adiutorium is clearly paired with the Psalm and they have common endings in the music of the doxology.
Padilla sets these texts with real verve and his declamation of the words is resourceful and lively. The choirs call, answer and combine in great splendour. So standard was this accompaniment that it was allowed in the seasons such as Holy Week when the ministriles wind and strings were banned. As always the Hebrew letters—Aleph, Beth, and so on—are composed to sad flowing vocalizations between the verses. The somewhat massive approach of Padilla is followed by two pieces for four-part choir by the one composer of importance who was actually Mexican by birth.
He died at the height of his powers in There is a considerable collection of other works still extant. The general impression is one of contrast with Padilla. His music is fresh, simple and pleasant. He seems not to have written anything that exhibits a grand scale or very rich sonority, nor does he try to write with strong emotion as Padilla does in Passiontide or Requiem music.
It is true that he did indulge some very old-fashioned and learned musical fancies in his Hexachord Mass Missa super primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe Aretinamso much so that he found it necessary to defend his archaic notation and procedures in writing, just as the later Catalan Francisco Valls had to do after the disproportionate fuss over one dissonance in his first Hexachord Mass. The penultimate work in this recording returns to the Salve regina text and to Padilla, again a contrast that is illuminating.
Indeed, they were probably composed some sixty or seventy years apart. Padilla is at his best in this piece. He uses all the techniques of contrasted textures and voice groupings; he writes homophonic and antiphonal declamation, then with reduced parts he weaves a dangerously inflected polyphony to emphasize the groaning and weeping in the vale of tears.
Finally, we have another native Spaniard, from Seville, one who takes us across the boundary ofAntonio de Salazar, who represents the last of the truly conservative Hispanic composers before the all-conquering Italian style took Spain and its Empire by storm. Update Required To play the media you will primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe to either update your browser to a primarer handel mit optionen gefahrliche liebe version or update your Flash plugin.
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