12:00 p.m.

Parish Church of Santa Marta

José Gregorio Trujillo Paredes, conductor

Vivaldi’s sacred masterworks: Gloria and Magnificat

Palestrina, Monteverdi and Vivaldi marked a turning point, an era, a style of composition, a clear stylistic direction for the European musical practice in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Undoubtedly, Italy became the epicentre of musical art and culture during this fascinating period, and Vivaldi, il petre rosso, was one of its greatest exponents in terms of instrumental and vocal music. The Gloria RV 589 and the Magnificat RV 610 can be considered two of his sacred masterworks.


Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Gloria RV 589, for soloists, choir and orchestra (c.1716)

  1. Gloria in excelsis Deo (4vv)
  2. Et in terra pax hominibus (4vv)
  3. Laudamus te (Sopranos 1 y 2)
  4. Gratias agimus tibi (4vv)
  5. Propter magnam gloriam tuam (4vv)
  6. Domine Deus, Rex coelestis (Soprano and Continuo)
  7. Domine, Fili unigenite (4vv)
  8. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei (Alto, Choir and Continuo)
  9. Qui tollis peccata mundi (4vv)
  10. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris (Alto and Continuo)
  11. Quoniam tu solus sanctus (4vv)
  12. Cum Sancto Spiritu (4vv)

Magnificat RV 610, for soloists, choir, strings and continuo (1717-1720)

  1. Magnificat anima mea Dominum (4vv)
  2. Et exultavit spiritus meus (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Choir and Continuo)
  3. Et misericordia eius (4vv)
  4. Fecit potentiam (4vv)
  5. Deposuit potentes (4vv)
  6. Esurientes (2 Sopranos and Continuo)
  7. Suscepit Israel (4vv)
  8. Gloria Patri (4vv)

Duration: 50’


Rocío Alba, Paola Baeza, Rafaela Cárdenas, Nerea Catena, Ainara Catena, Linarejos Granados, Mª del Mar García, Mª Luisa Gómez, Bernardina López, Ana Gallardo, María López, Mª Nieves Moreno, Alba Moreno, Celia Armijo, Carla Arboledas, Julia Ferriz, Esperanza Montoro and Sandra Campos, sopranos
Mónica Álvarez, Ana Belén Maldonado, Natalia Visiedo, Marta Andrés, Melanny Dávalos, Dolores Espejo, Elena Fernández, Nuria Gámez, Enma Garijo, Lucía Godoy, Leticia López and Carmen Martínez, altos
Diego Berja, Francisco Galán, Manuel Gámez, Adrián Gámez, Domingo Jurado, Juan Antonio Moreno, Marco Rodríguez, Javier Catena, Mario Baeza and Pedro Gallardo, tenors
Juan Carlos Arboledas, Ismael Berja, Ramón Murillo, Miguel Ángel Crespo and Alberto Cruz, basses

Paloma Muriel and Elena Ramírez, flutes
Gema Quílez and Teresa Quílez, oboe
José Miguel Martínez, clarinet
Francisco Hidalgo, horn
José Alberto Mondéjar and Juan Rodríguez, trumpets
Matilde Román and Alberto García, trombons
Jesús Berja, percussion
Inés María Heras, piano
Daniel Torres and María Córdoba, violins
Manuel Jimena and Javier García, viola
Paula Armijo, violoncello
Sebastián Pérez, doublebass

José Gregorio Trujillo Paredes, conductor

Jose Gregorio Paredes,directorJosé Gregorio Trujillo Paredes, conductor. Natural of Linares (Jaén), he finishes his studies in guitar at the Conservatorio Superior de Música in Cordoba under the direction of Miguel Barberá, obtaining an honorary mention. He also studied History and Sciences of Music at the University of Granada. In January 2006, his extensive experience in choral singing led him to found the Choir and Orchestra MusicAlma. He is currently a permanent music teacher at the I.E.S. Santa Engracia in Linares.

Choir and Orchestra MusicAlma. MusicAlma was created in the Basilica of Santa María la Mayor in Linares in 2006, becoming the official choir and orchestra of this church. The group has become a referent for sacred music, performing in relevant ceremonies, such as the appointment of the bishop of Jaén in 2016 or the beatification of the twentieth-century Martyrs in Almería in 2017. They have performed at Baeza Cathedral and in canon coronations. In a secular context, MusicAlma has performed at the UNIA in Baeza, the New Theatre Infanta Leonor in Jaén, and the Andrés Segovia Foundation, among other venues. They have also participated in music festivals such as the thirteenth International Festival “Ciudad de La Carolina” (Jaén).