TUESDAY 7 
11:59 p.m.
BAEZA
Cathedral

JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ PASTOR, countertenor

(FeMAUB Artists between 2002 and 2007)

On Wings of the Spirit
(concert for voice and silence)

An attendee sitting on a bench of the reverberating church attends an inspired concert of Gregorian chant, while the person next to him breathes convinced that he is offered a contemplative experience, and behind them others observe how the melismas were sung in that era before the normalization of Solesmes… Another reflects that he has rarely heard pieces without seeing the performer at all times in front, on a stage… And the common breath is calmed, on the wings of sound and thanks to the silence. And they just travel to themselves, on the wings of their spirits.

PROGRAM

I. THE LIGHT: FROM HOPE TO CERTAINTY

Communio Voce mea, mode VI

Introitus Meditatio cordis mei, mode I

Introitus Ad te levavi, mode VIII

Lectio Isaiae Prophetae, recto tono

Alleluia. Veni, Domine, mode III

Communio Intellege clamorem meum, mode V

Canticle Sicut cervus, mode VIII

II. TO BE BORN, TO BE REBORN

Introitus Lux fulgebit, mode VIII

Graduale Haec dies, mode II

III. THE MIRACULOUS CHARISMA

Communio Videns Dominus, mode VI

Responsorium Dat virtutis argumentum, mode VII*

IV. ON WINGS OF THE SPIRIT

Lectio II of Pentecost Facta autem ad voce**

Introitus Aqua sapiantiae, mode VII

Sequence Veni, Sancte Spiritus, mixed chant***

Duration: 50’

Sources and transcriptions:
Graduale Triplex, Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, 1979
(*) Folio ms. sin signatura (c.1270), Archivo del Monasterio de Santa Clara de Carrión de los Condes (Palencia). Transcription by Ángel Medina
(**) Laudes festivae: lectionarium et cantarium pro diversitate temporum et festorum, Typis Poliglottis Vaticanis, 1940
(***) Nuevo método completo teórico-práctico de Canto llano y mixto, por el presbítero D. Fernando Soler y Fraile, Saragossa: Librería y encuadernación de Salvador Mas, 1878

Musicological advisor: Ángel Medina

COLLABORATION WITH EXCMO. CABILDO OF THE CATHEDRALS OF JAÉN AND BAEZA

José Hernández Pastor, countertenor

José Hernández Pastor, countertenor. He has been described as a non-usual countertenor with an exquisite and emotional singing. He performs music from the 11th century until today and has premiered several contemporary operas. He has won the most prestigious prizes and has sung and recorded Baroque music with best conductors (Fasolis, Rifkin, Savall, Bonizzoni).

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