• Pedro Bermúdez


    Ars Longa de la Habana

    Conductor: Teresa Paz

    The life and works of Pedro Bermúdez (1574-1604), one of the most important polyphonists of the first century of Spanish domination in the New World, can be described in one word: pilgrimage. Whilst still an adolescent preparing to take minor ecclesiastical orders, Jaén Cathedral enlisted/hired/employed him, in September 1574 as one of their four paid choir boy/servers. Before the end of the year, the young singer requested two weeks leave and travelled to Granada, his birthplace, to receive orders from the crown. He did not return. 8 years later, in the ordination ceremony celeb...+ info

  • Misa Puer Natus Est

    Francisco Guerrero

    Capilla Peñaflorida

    Conductor: Josep Cabré

    FRANCISCO GUERRERO 1528-1599   GUERRERO AND THE CULTURE OF SEVILLE   "No prince in the world has a city in which, in as small a space as that which runs from the Alcayzería to the Xeres gate (no more than 900 steps), there are to be found so many and such sumptuous buildings and other houses, where so much gold and silver is kept, and such high rents are charged, or that has as its citizens such rich and wealthy merchants, besides many other grand and excellent things , thus Alonso Morgado des­cribed, in 1587, the city of Seville. During the 16th Century, Seville...+ info

  • Juan Gutierrez de Padilla

    Música de la Catedral de Puebla de los Ángeles

    Ars Longa de la Habana

    The Three Christmas Songbooks - Juan Gutierrez de Padilla The Early Music Consort Ars Longa, conducted by Teresa Paz, performs another selection of pieces from Puebla Cathedral, composed during the seventeenth century. In particular, the ensemble was much inspired by the music of Gaspar Fernandes (born in Portugal, c. 1565-70, died in Puebla, 1629), who was chapel master at the Cathedral of Puebla de los Ángeles.   For this recording they perform works by Fernandes’ successor, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (Málaga, c. 1590 Puebla, 1664), who, like his predecess...+ info


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