Juan García de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady

Juan García de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady

by Josep Cabré
     
 

Juan García de Salazar was a Spanish Baroque composer from the Basque country who spent most of his career working at Zamora Cathedral; he is so obscure the entry for him in the New Grove doesn't even include a list of his works. Musicologist Manuel Sagastume Arregi has pulled together a number of Salazar's extant movements related to the Vespers service withSee more details below

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Juan García de Salazar was a Spanish Baroque composer from the Basque country who spent most of his career working at Zamora Cathedral; he is so obscure the entry for him in the New Grove doesn't even include a list of his works. Musicologist Manuel Sagastume Arregi has pulled together a number of Salazar's extant movements related to the Vespers service with additional material to create Juan García de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady in Naxos' Spanish Classics series. It is performed by the Basque ensemble Capilla Peñaflorida and features the period wind group Ministriles de Marsias and the fine baritone of Josep Cabré. There are no stars here, though -- everything on Juan García de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady is done to the service of the music, which is outstanding. Sagastume Arregi's realization of García de Salazar's Vespers service incorporates appropriate plainchant sections taken from a Basque hymnal dated 1692, organ music by García de Salazar's contemporaries José Ximenez and Martín Garcia de Olagüe, instrumental arrangements of García de Salazar's motets, and an arrangement of Tomás Luis de Victoria's "Vidi speciosam" probably made by García de Salazar himself. Although technically Baroque music and dating from the late seventeenth century, it is not surprising that García de Salazar's music contains a fair amount of modeling from Renaissance practices. The organ music, played by Javier Sarasúa, is splendid and played on a single-manual instrument that betrays that distinctive nasal tonal quality endemic to Spanish organs. Most of the texts are in Latin, but there are a few sections scored out in rapid-fire Castilian Spanish, as well. One can hardly think of a genre more obscure than Basque Baroque sacred music, and the resulting lack of familiarity might serve to scare some potential listeners away. They would be missing out, because everything about Juan García de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady is glorious and beautiful -- the singing, the ambience of the unnamed cathedral in Villabuena where this was recorded, the instrumental playing, organ, and music. Rather than pulling something out of the mothballs that was better left in the closet, Manuel Sagastume Arregi has discovered through his hard work on behalf of Basque sacred music an entire musical style that should prove a revelation, and a delight, to all.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2005
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313590728
catalogNumber:
8555907
Rank:
271235

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Tracks

  1. Regina Coeli, motet  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  2. Dues in adjutorium meum - Domine ad adjuvandum me, invitatorio (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692)  -  Plainchant  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  3. Dum esset, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692)  -  Plainchant  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  4. Psalm 109: Dixit Dominus  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  5. Quae es ista, motet  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Isabel Alvarez  - Jon Bagues  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Pedro Ormazabal  - Ministriles de Marsias  - Igone Abio  - Jesús García Aréjula  - Xabier Barriola  - Nicolás Basarrate  - Jon Etxabe  - Miren Garikano  - Ivette González  - Josu López  - Mirari Pérez  - Gonzalo Ubani
  6. Verso de clarín 1, for organ  - Martin Garcia de Olagüe  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Javier Sarasúa
  7. Laeva ejus, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692)  -  Plainchant  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  8. Psalm 112: Laudate pueri Dominum, organ verses (alternating with plainchant)  - Martin Garcia de Olagüe  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  9. O gloriosa Virginum, motet  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Isabel Alvarez  - Jon Bagues  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Pedro Ormazabal  - Ministriles de Marsias  - Igone Abio  - Xabier Barriola  - Jon Etxabe  - Ivette González  - Karmele Iriarte
  10. Nigra sum, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692)  -  Plainchant  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  11. Psalm 121: Laetatus sum  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  12. Sub tuum praesidium, motet  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Isabel Alvarez  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias  - Igone Abio
  13. Da pacem, Domine, motet  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  14. Jam hiems, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692)  -  Plainchant  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  15. Pslam 126: Nisi Dominus, organ verses (alternating with plainchant)  - Martin Garcia de Olagüe  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  16. Vidi speciosam, motet (after Tomás Luis de Victoria)  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Ministriles de Marsias
  17. Verso de clarín 2, for organ  - Martin Garcia de Olagüe  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Javier Sarasúa
  18. Speciosa, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692)  -  Plainchant  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  19. Psalm 147: Lauda, Jerusalem, Dominum  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  20. Veni, sponsa Christi, motet  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  21. Ave maris stella, hymn  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Jon Bagues  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Pedro Ormazabal  - Ministriles de Marsias  - Xabier Barriola  - Jon Etxabe
  22. Batalla del sexto tono, for organ  - José Ximénez  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Javier Sarasúa
  23. Sancta Maria, succurre miseris, motet  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias  - David Azurza  - Alicia Borges
  24. Magnificat  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  25. Benedicamus Domino (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692)  -  Plainchant  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Ministriles de Marsias
  26. Salve Reyna  - Juan Garcia de Salazar  - Isabel Alvarez  - Jon Bagues  - Josep Cabré  -  Capilla Penaflorida Choir  - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)  - Pedro Ormazabal  - Ministriles de Marsias  - Igone Abio  - Amaia Añua  - Xabier Barriola  - Jon Etxabe  - David Sagastume

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