TUESDAY 7 
8:30 p.m.
BAEZA
Auditory of San Francisco

LA GRANDE CHAPELLE
Albert Recasens, director

(FeMAUB Artist betwen 2005 and 2013)

Francisco Guerrero: songs and madrigals

La Grande Chapelle offers a tour of the Spanish madrigal of the 16th century, embodied in the figure of Francisco Guerrero, from the most optimistic aspects of the loving feeling to the final moral reflection, passing through the appeal in a tone of confidence to the elements of nature and disgruntled love. The musical madrigals are based on the most recognized poets of the literature of the Renaissance, while reflecting the life and creative career of the Sevillian musician. The works have been compiled from different vocal and instrumental sources.

PROGRAM

I. LOVE IS SWEET AND TASTY WILL
Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Prado verde y florido (4vv)1, 2, 3, 4

Dejó la venda, el arco y el aljaba (4vv)1, 2, 3, 4

Pedro Guerrero (c.1520-after 1586?) / Miguel de Fuenllana(1500-c.1579)
Amor es voluntad dulce y sabrosa5*

Francisco Guerrero
Claros y hermosos ojos (5vv)1, 3, 4*

Ojos claros, serenos (4vv)1, 2, 4, 5

Tu dorado cabello (3vv)2

¡Oh dulce y gran contento!(5vv)4

II. ON ROUGH ROADS
Anónimo / Alonso Mudarra (c.1510-1580)
Claros y frescos ríos (3vv)2, 6

Francisco Guerrero
Ten cuenta, amor (3vv)2

Acaba de matarme (4vv)2, 4*

Bajásteme, señora, a tal estado (5vv)3, 4, 7*

Pedro Guerrero
¡Oh, más dura que mármol! (4vv)2, 5

Alonso Mudarra
Por ásperos caminos6

Francisco Guerrero
Huid, huid, oh ciegos amadores (4vv)2, 4

III. VAIN HOPE
Francisco Guerrero
Decidme, fuente clara (5vv)4*

¿Sabes lo que hiciste, oh muerte dura? (5vv)4

Pluguiera a Dios (5vv)4

Vana esperanza (4vv)3, 4

En tanto que de rosa (5vv)4*

Duration: 70’

Premiere in modern times

Sources:
(1) Biblioteca Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid, IB 15411
(2) Cancionero de Medinaceli, Biblioteca Privada de Bartolomé March, Palma de Mallorca, ms. R. 6829
(3) Archivo de la Catedral de Valladolid, ms. 17
(4) Canciones y villanescas espirituales (Venice, 1589)
(5) Miguel de Fuenllana, Orphenica lyra (Seville, 1554)
(6) Tres libros de música en cifra para vihuela (Seville, 1546)
(7) Archivo de la Catedral de Puebla, Libro de facistol XIX

* Historical recovery of the profane version, premiere in modern times

Transcriptions and reviews of musical works:
Miquel Querol Gavaldà, Mariano Lambea and Albert Recasens

Conception of the program and philological review:
Guillermo Fernández Rodríguez-Escalona

COPRODUCTION WITH THE CENTRO NACIONAL DE DIFUSIÓN MUSICAL

Florencia Menconi and Lorena García García, tiples
Andrés Montilla-Acurero, alto
Javier Martínez Carmena, tenor
Víctor Cruz, bass
Manuel Minguillón, vihuela

Albert Recasens, director

Albert Recasens, director. Upon finishing his music studies in Tarragona, Barcelona, Bruges and Ghent he took a degree in musicology at the Catholic University of Louvain where he graduated with a doctorate on 18th century stage music in Madrid. Since the beginning of his career, he has combined performance, management and musicological research with the conviction that an interdisciplinary approach and total commitment are necessary for the promotion of forgotten musical heritage. From September 2019 onwards he is Creativity and Cultural Heritage researcher at the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the Universidad de Navarra.

La Grande Chapelle. It is a vocal and instrumental early music ensemble with a European outlook whose main objective is to apply new readings to the great vocal works of the 16th to 18th centuries with special emphasis on the polychoral productions of the Baroque period. At the same time, it aims to contribute to the urgent task of reviving forgotten works from the Spanish musical repertoire. Upon its foundation in 2005, fired by a desire to spread Spain’s musical heritage, La Grande Chapelle set up its own independent record label, Lauda, which specialises in recordings of great musical and musicological interest.

YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGPzjj3GFjhet2dJkkcRN2w

WEB & SOCIAL NETWORKS

https://www.laudamusica.com/