Galliarda: Josep i Maria (Spanish and Catalan Folksongs and Villancicos for Christmas) – Renaissance and baroque music from Byrd to Handel

The singularly rich vein of folk music in Spain and Catalonia has survived into modern times far better than its counterpart in the British Isles. Many people in Spain today still know and sing the airs which their forebears sang in centuries past. Within this tradition is a substantial corpus of music dedicated to Christmas celebrations of one sort and another; these songs also reflect the essentially bucolic nature of the communities who first developed and sang them.

The lyrics enumerate offerings to the Christ child which include bread, sausage, nuts, olives, sweetmeats and all kinds of rural produce; the celebrants offer to perform their local dances, dress in colourful costumes, bring their animals to join the worship, and so forth. Naturally, the theme of the shepherds at the Nativity features prominently, and of course the biblical travails of Joseph, Mary and their infant son must have struck a familiar chord in the minds of a peasant community. The rugged geography of the Iberian peninsula has also contributed to regional traditions being maintained well into modern limes.



Josep i Maria (Spanish and Catalan Folksongs and Villancicos for Christmas) by Galliarda

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sinfonia n. 5 in do minore op. 67 – Adina Spire – Bezdin Ensemble

Adina Spire - cortesia della Direttrice d'Orchestra -

1.Allegro con brio
2.Andante con moto – Più moto
3.Allegro
4.Allegro – Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sinfonia n. 5 in do minore op. 67 – Adina Spire – Bezdin Ensemble

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Barbara Strozzi – I Diporti d’Euterpe – Paul Beier

01-Tradimento (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

02-Lagrime Mie (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

03-Così non la Voglio (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

04-Appresso ai Molli Argenti (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

05-Sete pur Fastidioso (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

06-Fin Che tu Spiri (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

07-Non Occorre (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

08-A Pena il Sol (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

09-Pensaci Ben mio Core (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

10-Mi fa Rider (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

11-Sino alla Morte (B. Strozzi)-Paul Beier

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