12:00 p.m.

Assembly Hall “Faustino Serrano”

Darío Tamayo, harpsichord and conductor

Sound Mixing: The musics of the Códice Trujillo in eighteenth-century Perú

This project aims to rescue the musical treasures included in the Codex Trujillo from oblivion. The twenty pieces contained in this manuscript have strong folkloric roots and show a balanced and surprising blend of African, American, and European elements, which provides this music with a unique mixing of cultural influences. These pieces, which will be performed in Spain for the first time, will allow the audience to approach the exotic musical nuances of the Viceroyalty of Peru in the late Baroque period.


Anonymous (18th c.)
Códice Trujillo del Perú (1780-1790)*
(Museo de América de Madrid and Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, ms. VFDU1-137)
Cachua for duo and four voices with violins and bass, to the Birth of Christ

Cachua for voice and bass, to the Birth of Christ

Tune El Congo for voice and bass, for singing and dance

Bayle del Chimo for violin and bass

Bayle de danzantes with fife and small drum

Tune del Chimo for two voices, bass and small drum, for singing and dance

Tune La Lata for voice and bass, for singing and dance

Tune La Donosa for voice and bass, for singing and dance

Tune El Conejo for voice and bass, for singing and dance

Tune for singing La Selosa

Tonadilla El Palomo, for singing and dance

Lanchas to dance

Tune El Diamante, for singing and dance

Tune El Tupamaro

Tune El Huicho [instrumental version]

Tune La Brugita, for singing

Cachua La Despedida

Tune El Tupamaro

Mountain Cachuyta El Vuen Querer [instrumental version]

Cachua serranita El Huicho Nuevo

Duration: 60’

*Adrián Rodríguez van der Spoel

First performance of the complete Codex Trujillo in Spain. Work of musical recovery in collaboration with the MusaE project of the Spanish Ministry of Culture.


Carmen Callejas, voice
Ed López, voice
Peter Biely, violin
Abigail R. Horro, recorder and harp
Javier Utrabo, violone
Aníbal Soriano, Baroque guitar and theorbo
Luis Vives, percussion

Darío Tamayo, harpsichord and conductor

Íliber Ensemble. Founded in Granada in 2013, this group has focused on the research and performance of early music following historically informed criteria and using historical instruments, with special attention to the Spanish musical heritage of the Baroque period. They have participated in the Meet In Beijing Arts Festival (China), Granada Festival, MusaE (organised by the Spanish Ministry of Culture), and in early music festivals in Granada, Córdoba or Vélez Blanco, among others. They have offered concerts in the Manuel de Falla Auditorium and the Cathedral in Granada, the Palau de la Música in Valencia, the Daning Theatre (Shanghai), and the Ateneo and the Constitutional Court in Madrid. Praised by critics, they have recently published their first album, entitled Durón: La Guerra de los Gigantes (IBS Classical, 2019).