New World Baroque

Saturday 16 March 2019 at 7:30pm
Sherborne Abbey

Journey with us and an ensemble of some of the finest Early Music instrumentalists to explore just a little of the vast treasury of music written in the two hundred years following the discovery of the Americas, which, surprisingly, still remains little explored in today’s global age.

The establishment of Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church happened very quickly, and with it, the composition of much music, which was already an important social and spiritual element in the lives of the Native Indians, particularly the Aztecs and the Incas. The result is an amazing and unique fusion of European, African and South American cultures and musical styles. Enjoy and discover music by composers such as Padilla, Fernandes, Franco and Zéspedes.

With In Echo

Gawain Glenton – cornetto
Helen Roberts – cornetto
Emily White – sackbut
William Lyons – bajon
Kirsty Whatley – harp
Lynda Sayce – lute, guitar

Listen to Gawain and Rachel discussing the concert with Jenny Devitt on Abbey 104:


Anon Qhapaq eterno Dios
Juan de Araujo (1648–1712) Ay Andar! Los coflades de la estleyaUt queant laxis
Francisco López Capillas (c1605–1674) Magnificat
Gaspar Fernandes (1570–1629) Xicochi conetzintle
Hernando Franco (1532–1585) Salve Regina
Francisco Hernández (1517–1587) Sancta Maria, e!
Alonso Lobo (c1555–1617) Versa est in luctum
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (1590–1664) Missa Ego flos campi, Deus in adiutorium
Juan García de Zéspedes (1619–1678) Convidando esta la noche

Tickets on sale from 4 Februrary at Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne, 01935 815341, priced £5-£20, students under 18 free of charge.