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The Kingdoms of Castille / Music of the 17th & 18th Centuries

> Symphonia para Empezar (Symphonia to Begin) - Symphonia para Empezar (Symphonia to Begin)
> Acceso mio core - Acceso mio core
> No se emendara jamas, HWV 140, "Cantata spagnuola" - Aria: No se emendara jamas
> No se emendara jamas, HWV 140, "Cantata spagnuola" - Recitative: Si del quereros es causa
> No se emendara jamas, HWV 140, "Cantata spagnuola" - Aria: Dicente mis ojos
> Sdegno campion audace - Sdegno campion audace
> Coracon que en prision - Coracon que en prision
> Folia [Biblioteca Nacionale in Madrid, 17th Century] - Folia [Biblioteca Nacionale in Madrid, 17th Century]
> Esperar sentir morir - Esperar sentir morir
> Il primo libro di canzone - Il primo libro di canzone: Ciaconna
> No se yo como es - No se yo como es
> Brando dicho el melo - Brando dicho el melo
> Il primo libro di canzone - No. 9. Corriente dicha la cuella
> Il primo libro di canzone - No. 14. Corriente dicha la Mota, echa por Don Pedro de la Mota
> Ausente del alma mia - Ausente del alma mia
> Oxygan una Xacarilla - Oxygan una Xacarilla
> A del dia, Our Lady of Copacabana - Aria: A del dia de la fiesta
> A del dia, Our Lady of Copacabana - Recitative: Y pues oi en su solio asi se ofrece
> A del dia, Our Lady of Copacabana - Aria: En la sed pues el empeno
> Parten la galeras - Parten la galeras
> San Ignacio de Loyola - Symphonia
> San Ignacio de Loyola - Act I: Aria: Ay! ay! que tormento
> San Ignacio de Loyola - Act I: Aria: Oh, vida, cuanto duras!
> San Ignacio de Loyola - Act I: Aria: Oh, que contento
> San Ignacio de Loyola - Act I: Aria: Cuanto fui, soy y sene
> San Ignacio de Loyola - Act I: Aria: Oh, que contento

Album Summary

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sinfonia no 5 for 2 violins and continuo in A minor
>Manelli, Francesco : Acceso mio core, ciaconna for ensemble
>Handel, George Frideric : No se emendera jamas, cantata, HWV 140
>Mazzocchi, Virgilio : Sdegno campion audace, cantata for voice & continuo
>Marín, José : Corazon que en prision, song
>Anonymous, Spanish : Las Folias
>Hidalgo, Juan : Esperar, sentir, morir
>Falconieri, Andrea : Ciaccona (from Il primo libro de canzoni)
>Marín, José : No sé yo cómo es
>Falconieri, Andrea : Brando dicho El Melo
>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la cuella
>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la mota
>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Ausente del Alma
>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Oygan una xacarilla
>Aparicio, Jose de Orejon y : Ah del dia
>Arañés, Juan : Parten la galeras, song
>Zipoli, Domenico : San Ignacio de Loyola, chamber opera
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Travel across Europe and even to the New World as we follow the spread of the music of Spain in the 2nd release from early music ensemble El Mundo, directed by world renowned guitarist Richard Savino. An adventure of sound awaits as the Castilian influence reaches throughout Europe and across the Atlantic, bringing with it a musical zest that helped mold music as we know it. Featuring sopranos Nell Snaidas and Jennifer Ellis Kampani, and bass Paul Shipper.

Allmusic.com
El Mundo's polished playing and idiomatic vocals provide enough of the period's flavors to give the curious listener a helpful opening into a rich field of Baroque music that is increasingly being explored by early music groups. The reproduction is clean and focused, and the recording is well-balanced throughout ...

American Record Guide
The El Mundo ensemble demonstrates an engaging assertiveness (for example, the full sound and nice swagger in Falconieri's 'Ciaconna'), and solo violin and baroque guitar shine in the intricate figuration of the anonymous instrumental 'Folia'. Accompanying forces vary in color and size and support the singers very well, with guitar, tambourine, and castanets used effectively... Soprano Nell Snaidas sings with vivid color and abandon in the Castellanos homage to Mary ('Oygan Una Xacarilla') and animates Hidalgo's stophic song 'Esperar Sentir Morir' with suave and passionate seduction. Soprano Jennifer Ellis-Kampani sings the Handel cantata expressively... Compositions fit the theme well, and very fine booklet notes by director and guitarist Richard Savino explain the context and stylistic connections...

Fanfare
All of the music for this and other compendia tends to follow a well-trod path. Generally the accompaniment consists of a variety of plucked instruments and violins, often with an improvised percussion. El Mundo as an ensemble is crisp and clean in performance, with tempos that keep the music alive and rhythmically active. I especially like the guitar playing of Paul Psarras and director Richard Savino; in La Folia the latter provides an equal and resonant foil to Adam LaMotte's distinctive violin, and the former perfectly complements Nell Snaidas's flowing line in José Marín's No se yo como es. This is an excellent disc and it sets itself apart from the other compendia by having a progressive historical program based upon grounds of one sort or another. The sound is crystal-clear, and although from time to time a bit more resonance could be desired, this nonetheless provides probably the best performances of these works to date. If you are seeking new and progressive compositions, this disc probably won't be your cup of tea, but if one is seeking entertaining music, well performed and delightful, you will want to have this.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010).



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Works Details

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sinfonia no 5 for 2 violins and continuo in A minor
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Manelli, Francesco : Acceso mio core, ciaconna for ensemble
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Handel, George Frideric : Nó se emenderà jamás, cantata, HWV 140
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1707

>Mazzocchi, Virgilio : Sdegno campion audace, cantata for voice & continuo
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio

>José Marín (Composer) (circa 1618-1619 - 1699) : Corazón que en prisión, song
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Anonymous, Spanish : Las Folías
  • Performer: Adam Lamotte (Violin)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 5 sec.

>Hidalgo, Juan : Esperar, sentir, morir
  • Performers: William Skeen (Cello); Nell Snaidas (Soprano)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Falconieri, Andrea : Ciaccona (from Il primo libro de canzoni)
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1650

>José Marín (Composer) (circa 1618-1619 - 1699) : No sé yo cómo es
  • Performer: Nell Snaidas (Soprano)
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Falconieri, Andrea : Brando dicho El Melo
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la cuella
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Falconieri, Andrea : Corriente dicha la mota
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Ausente del Alma
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.

>Castellano, Rafael Antonio : Oygan una xacarilla
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.

>José de Orejon y Aparicio (1706 - 1765) : Ah del día
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Juan Arañés (died 1649) : Parten la galeras, song
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Zipoli, Domenico : San Ignacio de Loyola, chamber opera
  • Ensemble: El Mundo
  • Notes: Skywalker Sound, Marin County, California (08/19/2010-08/21/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta