Juan García de Salazar: Complete Vespers of Our Lady

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All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
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 -- ...
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All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
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: 3/22/2005
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313590728
  • Catalog Number: 8555907
  • Sales rank: 233,442

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Regina Coeli, motet - Juan Garcia de Salazar & El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (1:28)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
  2. 2 Dues in adjutorium meum - Domine ad adjuvandum me, invitatorio (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692) - Josep Cabré & Plainchant (0:51)
    Composed byPlainchant
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  3. 3 Dum esset, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692) - Josep Cabré & Plainchant (0:45)
    Composed byPlainchant
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  4. 4 Psalm 109: Dixit Dominus - Josep Cabré & Juan Garcia de Salazar (4:46)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  5. 5 Quae es ista, motet - Isabel Alvarez & Juan Garcia de Salazar (4:10)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byIsabel Alvarez, Jon Bagues, Josep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir, Pedro Ormazabal, Igone Abio, Jesús García Aréjula, Xabier Barriola, Nicolás Basarrate, Jon Etxabe, Miren Garikano, Ivette González, Josu López, Mirari Pérez, Gonzalo Ubani
  6. 6 Verso de clarín 1, for organ - Martin Garcia de Olagüe & El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (0:56)
    Composed byMartin Garcia de Olagüe
  7. 7 Laeva ejus, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692) - Josep Cabré & Plainchant (0:34)
    Composed byPlainchant
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  8. 8 Psalm 112: Laudate pueri Dominum, organ verses (alternating with plainchant) - Josep Cabré & Martin Garcia de Olagüe (3:04)
    Composed byMartin Garcia de Olagüe
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  9. 9 O gloriosa Virginum, motet - Isabel Alvarez & Juan Garcia de Salazar (3:08)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byIsabel Alvarez, Jon Bagues, Josep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir, Pedro Ormazabal, Igone Abio, Xabier Barriola, Jon Etxabe, Ivette González, Karmele Iriarte
  10. 10 Nigra sum, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692) - Josep Cabré & Plainchant (0:42)
    Composed byPlainchant
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  11. 11 Psalm 121: Laetatus sum - Josep Cabré & Juan Garcia de Salazar (5:08)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  12. 12 Sub tuum praesidium, motet - Isabel Alvarez & Juan Garcia de Salazar (3:06)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byIsabel Alvarez, Josep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir, Igone Abio
  13. 13 Da pacem, Domine, motet - Juan Garcia de Salazar & El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (2:10)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
  14. 14 Jam hiems, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692) - Josep Cabré & Plainchant (0:33)
    Composed byPlainchant
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  15. 15 Pslam 126: Nisi Dominus, organ verses (alternating with plainchant) - Josep Cabré & Martin Garcia de Olagüe (2:17)
    Composed byMartin Garcia de Olagüe
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  16. 16 Vidi speciosam, motet (after Tomás Luis de Victoria) - Josep Cabré & Juan Garcia de Salazar (4:06)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  17. 17 Verso de clarín 2, for organ - Martin Garcia de Olagüe & El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (0:41)
    Composed byMartin Garcia de Olagüe
  18. 18 Speciosa, antiphon (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692) - Josep Cabré & Plainchant (0:32)
    Composed byPlainchant
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  19. 19 Psalm 147: Lauda, Jerusalem, Dominum - Josep Cabré & Juan Garcia de Salazar (4:43)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  20. 20 Veni, sponsa Christi, motet - Juan Garcia de Salazar & El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (1:35)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
  21. 21 Ave maris stella, hymn - Jon Bagues & Juan Garcia de Salazar (4:47)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byJon Bagues, Josep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir, Pedro Ormazabal, Xabier Barriola, Jon Etxabe
  22. 22 Batalla del sexto tono, for organ - José Ximénez & El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (4:35)
    Composed byJosé Ximénez
  23. 23 Sancta Maria, succurre miseris, motet - Josep Cabré & Juan Garcia de Salazar (3:40)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir, David Azurza, Alicia Borges
  24. 24 Magnificat - Josep Cabré & Juan Garcia de Salazar (6:19)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  25. 25 Benedicamus Domino (Vitoria-Gasteiz Convent, Álava, 1692) - Josep Cabré & Plainchant (0:44)
    Composed byPlainchant
    Performed byJosep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir
  26. 26 Salve Reyna - Isabel Alvarez & Juan Garcia de Salazar (3:41)
    Composed byJuan Garcia de Salazar
    Performed byIsabel Alvarez, Jon Bagues, Josep Cabré, Capilla Penaflorida Choir, Pedro Ormazabal, Igone Abio, Amaia Añua, Xabier Barriola, Jon Etxabe, David Sagastume
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Josep Cabré Primary Artist
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