11:00 a.m.

Parish Church of San Andrés

Franz Karl Prassl, director – Antonio del Pino and Gabriel Ávila, organ

Tribute to the Virgin

The liturgical use of the organ alternating with the choir in order to substitute for some of the verses was determined by a series of rules in Italy, particularly after the Council of Trent, with the purpose of avoiding abuses in the organ performance. As a consequence of both the heterogeneity of liturgical normative and its various degrees of application, the reconstruction of the prolific liturgical music for the organ involving alternatim practice is controversial, and the patterns of alternation between the organ and the choir constitute a musicological question that, still today, needs to be studied further.


Giovanni Salvatore (1611-c.1688) 
Toccata II Tone, organ

Salve sancta parens, schola 

Giovanni Salvatore 
Messa della Madonna, organ and schola in alternatim

Benedicta et venerabilisschola

[Versículodel Primer Tono, organ

Alleluia Felix es sacra Virgo, organ and schola in alternatim 

Giovanni Salvatore 
Capriccio I Tone, organ

Ofertory Beata es virgo Mariaschola 

Giovanni Salvatore 
Messa della Madonna, organ and schola in alternatim 

Durezze et Ligature, organ

Messa della Madonna, organ and schola in alternatim
Agnus Dei 

Canzon Francese Terza, organ

Communio Beata viscera Mariae, schola 

Giovanni Battista Fasolo (c.1598-desp.1664) 
Antiphon Salve regina, organ and schola in alternatim

Magnificat conSesto Tono, organ and schola in alternatim

Giovanni Salvatore 
Toccata III Tone, organ

Duration: 60’ 

Sources of organ works:
Giovanni Salvatore,
 Ricercari a quattro voci canzoni francesi toccate et versi… Libro primo (Naples, Ottavio Beltrano, 1641) 
Giovanni Battista Fasolo, Annuale, che contiene tutto quello che deve far un Organista… (Venice, Alessandro Vincenti, 1645) 
Ms. 18th-19th c., Cuaderno de Tonos de Maitines de Sor María Clara del Santísimo Sacramento (C. Winter, A. Tello y C. Johnson (ed.), Colfax, Wayne Leopold Editions, 2005) 

Source of the gregorian chant: 
Giovanni Battista Olifante, Porta Aurea sive directorium Chori… (Naples, Ottavio Beltrano, 1641) 



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René Hernández, Davide Bucci, Orlando Arreguin, Wassim El Murr, Leisberth Moreno, Javier González, David María Gentile, Federico Marcucci, Domenico Nguyen, Andrea Wu, Marita Bauza, Kirsten Trudeau, Laine Tabora, Vera Kukoleva, Katia Veniero, Suor Iwan Kim and Giulia Ferraldeschi 

Antonio del Pino and Gabriel Ávila, organ 

Franz Karl Prassl, conductor

Antonio del Pino, organ and conductor. Graduated from the Facultad de Teología of Granada and graduated in Viola and Organ. He currently leads the choir of the Cathedral of Malaga, in which he also serves as 2nd Organist. His research projects have been awarded by the Junta de Andalucía. He studied a Master in Gregorian chant by the Pontificio Instituto Ambrosiano de Música Sacra de Milán with the thesis Influencia aquitana en los cantorales de Canto Llano de la Catedral de Málaga. He runs the Capilla “Maestro Iribarren”. He is artistic director and coordinator of Pueri Cantores de la Fundación Victoria which is a children choral project. Today, he improves his organ studies with Federico del Sordo at the Pontificio Instituto de Música Sacra in Rome. 

Gabriel Ávila, organ. Born in 1996 in the city of Toluca, State of Mexico. In 2008 he began his musical piano studies at the Escuela Superior Diocesana de Música Sacra of the city of Toluca; in 2015 he decided to continue his organ studies, under the guidance of Isaac López Rivera. He has participated in organ concerts in different states of Mexico, has played with the Toluca Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras of the Escuela Superior Diocesana de Música Sacra of Toluca, collaborating as a teacher in the children’s section of the same has played as a liturgical organist at Toluca Cathedral, in the Templo de San José el Ranchito and in the San José choir of the city of Toluca, he is currently continuing his organ studies at the PIMS with Federico del Sordo.

 Franz Karl Prassl, conductor. Currently Gregorian chant professor at PIMS, he studied theology and obtained his Ph.D. in Liturgy under Philipp Harnoncourt, and in Music (liturgical music, organ, choral and orchestral conducting) in Graz. He was also taught by Gregorian chant professors, such as Godehard Joppich, Luigi Agustoni and Johannes Berchmans Goschl. From 1982 to 1992 he was the organist at Klagenfurt Cathedral, and from 1982 to 1989 he was the music director of the Diocese of Gurk. Since 1989 he has been Gregorian chant and Repertory of Liturgical Music professor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz. He has also been a guest at the University of Music Vienna, Innsbruck and Zagreb. In 2011 he was appointed Gregorian Chant Professor at the PIMS. He has taught numerous master classes and master lessons in Europe, the United States,Beijing and Taiwan. As an organist and choir and orchestra conductor, he has published many recordings and performed numerous productions with the Austrian Public Radio.  

Schola Gregoriana del Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra. Created in 1911, the same year that academic training in music began at the Scuola Superiore di Musica Sacra. The main purpose of the Schola is the constant exercise of Gregorian chant providing students with mastery and competence in the matter. In this way, at the end of their studies, when they return to their respective dioceses, they will disseminate their experience as Chapel Masters at Cathedrals or teachers at diocesan sacred music schools. The Schola actively collaborates with Vatican Radio and participates in papal liturgies in the Sistine Chapel. Many Students of the Istituto have subsequently founded their own Scholae Cantorum and perform Gregorian chants in the liturgy, in concerts (United States, 2018) and in high level festivals (Watou, 2018, and Krakow, 2019).