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Ramirez: Misa Criolla, Navidad Nuestra, Missa Luba

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>Ramírez, Ariel : Navedad Nuestra, cantata, for tenor, chorus & orchestra
>Haazen, Guido : Missa Luba
>     An African Mass, for chorus
>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla, for tenor, piano, chorus & orchestra

Album Summary

>Ramírez, Ariel : Navedad Nuestra, cantata, for tenor, chorus & orchestra
>Haazen, Guido : Missa Luba
>Ramírez, Ariel : Misa Criolla, for tenor, piano, chorus & orchestra
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Notes & Reviews:

Argentine composer and pianist Ariel Ramirez is widely acclaimed throughout South America for his unique synthesis of popular and liturgical styles. The Misa Criolla, based on South American folk music, is a setting of the traditional Mass texts, in Spanish, to the accompaniment of a variety of Andean instruments. Missa Luba, which adapts traditional Congolese melodies and rhythms to the Latin texts of the Mass, has been described by its creator, the missionary Father Guido Haazen, as a collective improvisation. It includes a prominent and exciting part for African percussion instruments. The Sanctus is also well known for its inclusion in the soundtrack to the 1960s cult film If.



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Works Details

>Ariel Ramírez (1921 - 2010) : Navedad Nuestra, cantata, for tenor, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Janette Wilkinson (Violin); Ricardo Diaz (Guitar); Laura Knutson (Violin); Michael Bard (Guitar); José Sacin; Carmen Vicente (Castanets); Manuel Melendez; Pablo Talamante (Tenor); Luis Garay (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Joseph Holt
  • Ensemble: Washington Choral Arts Society
  • Running Time: 17 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1964

>Haazen, Guido : Missa Luba :: An African Mass, for chorus
  • Performers: Leon Khoja-Eynatyan (Percussion); Luis Garay (Ngoma); Luis Garay (Congas); Luis Garay (Djembe); Luis Garay (Percussion); Leon Khoja-Eynatyan (Guiro); Wilbur Wood (Ngoma)
  • Conductor: Joseph Holt
  • Ensemble: Washington Choral Arts Society
  • Running Time: 14 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral

>Ariel Ramírez (1921 - 2010) : Misa Criolla, for tenor, piano, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: José Sacin; Gonzalo Cortés (Quena); Michael Bard (Guitar); Richard Marlow (Guitar); Manuel Melendez; Carlos Boltes (Charango); Luis Garay (Percussion); Ricardo Diaz (Charango); Ricardo Diaz (Guitar); Scott Hill (Guitar); Pablo Talamante (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Joseph Holt
  • Ensemble: Washington Choral Arts Society
  • Running Time: 21 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1964