Alma Latina: Ex Cathedra: Baroque Music from Latin America – vol 3: Fire burning in snow


BBC Music Magazine:  Disc of the month
Classic FM Magazine: Opera & vocal disc of the month


‘Skidmore and his choir … have included the largest of Araujo’s liturgical pieces, an imposing Dixit Dominus in eight parts. The colourful, carefully paced sequence is interspersed with sections of an anonymous setting of the Quechua text Hanacpachap Cussicuinin, a Marian hymn that is regarded as the oldest printed piece of polyphony from the Americas. With beautifully varied instrumental support, Ex Cathedra turn it into a hauntingly beautiful processional’ (The Guardian)

‘Followers of Jeffrey Skidmore’s earlier excursions into the Latin American Baroque with his Ex-Cathedra group should need no prompting to buy volume three … Nothing stifles the infectious spark of these mostly secular effusions by the 17th-century Juan de Araujo, cathedral organist in Bolivia. Uplifting, and foot-tapping’ (The Times)

‘The performances throughout can hardly be faulted. A lovely and varied sonority is created by soloists emerging and returning from the 14-strong choir. The instrumental contribution is equally distinguished, from sensitive continuo of sustained organ and more rhythmically engaging plucked strings, to a positive kaleidoscope of wind and brass in the larger numbers’ (BBC Music Magazine)

‘… Captures the essence of music informed by the assured grandeur of 16th-century Spanish music, tinged with the colour of native ‘Indian’ culture and often marked by vibrant echoes of the regions’ African slave communities … An unmissable release’ (Classic FM Magazine)

‘A hugely appealing, atmospheric disc … The reason we should bother with such an obscure composer is clear from the first note – the vivid contrasts and thrilling rhetoric found in Gabrieli and Monteverdi are developed and combined with a magical, dramatic, dark-hued Iberian sensibility’ (Sunday Times)

‘Araujo is rightly considered to be perhaps the finest composer of his age working in Latin America … This is a captivating, colourful recording which may breathe the stiller London air but audibly relishes the genius of the too-long-neglected Juan de Araujo’ (International Record Review)

‘Araujo’s fusion of European-style vocal techniques with foot-tapping Latino rhythms is a revelation. Bouquets to Hyperion for opening our ears to these riches, and to the Birmingham-based Ex Cathedra vocal and instrumental ensemble, under scholar-director Jeffrey Skidmore, for such engaging performances’ (Financial Times)

‘It’s superbly performed … The most impressive element is the precision, blend and sonority of his singers in a splendid setting of Dixit Dominus. The evocation of a bullfight in Salga el torillo hosquillo (in which the Matador is compared to the Virgin Mary) is thrilling in its energy and drama, and the contemplative serenity of Silencio is breathakingly beautiful … This is a terrific disc’ (Gramophone)

‘Jeffrey Skidmore not only has this repertoire thoroughly under his skin, but equally the ability to inspire his splendid forces to communicate his enthusiasm for it with colourful immediacy’ (Goldberg)

‘The performances are glorious. Soloists and choir sing lustily but stylishly, and the instrumental backing is aptly contrived. Even more than in past volumes, I found this release just plain enchanting. Fine notes, full texts and translations. In all, one of those releases that is truly perfect! What an absolute treasure Hyperion has in Skidmore and his confederates!’ (American Record Guide)

‘The rediscovery of Latin American baroque music was a success story waiting to happen: it combines the dramatic contrasts of texture and the expressive word-setting of the European baroque with the rhythmic energy of New World folk music and the dances of West African slaves … The choral textures are thrilling’ (Oxford Today)

‘This is a splendid disc and a very worthy successor to the preceding volumes. The standard of performance is unfailingly excellent. Ensemble work, both vocal and instrumental, is tight and the many vocal solos are all taken extremely well. The performances display flair and finesse on the part of all concerned Jeffrey Skidmore’s direction is perceptive, lively and, above all, persuasive. It’s quite astonishing to think of this music being composed and performed in a remote colonial outpost in seventeenth century Latin America and the survival of the music and its revival today is something for which we should be grateful. Juan de Araujo was a fine composer and he has been exceptionally well served here by Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra. This is a CD that commands attention’ (

‘High art meets the reality of the New World, resulting in a new music that modern performers and audiences are just beginning to appreciate … This is exactly what the classical music ‘industry’ should be about’ (, USA)

‘Jeffrey Skidmore continues his exploration of Latin American Baroque music with an imaginatively programmed disc largely devoted to the music of the Spanish-born Juan de Araujo (1648–1712), who spent the final 30 years of his life as organist at the cathedral of La Planta (now Sucre, Bolivia). Judging by what’s here recorded, Araujo was equally at home in sacred and secular pieces: the Dixit Dominus for three choirs is particularly attractive, and his secular music has an irresistible foot-tapping quality. We remain indebted to Skidmore and the fine vocal and instrumental forces of his Ex Cathedra ensembles for resurrecting this material. An important release’ (Choir & Organ Magazine)

‘Araujo’s music is very different: sophisticated and marvellously expressive, and Ex Cathedra makes the most of it. The poetry too is worthy of attention: very enjoyable’ (Early Music Review)

‘Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra of Birmingham have made a hit recently, with their recording of South American music … Another hit which you can’t keep out of your mind, released by Hyperion’ (Daily Mail)

‘The instrumental ensemble is exciting, vital, rhythmically alert … The music of Juan de Araujo … is unquestionably a good find’ (Fanfare, USA)

‘IM-PER-DÍ-VEL’ (Guess who)

Ex Cathedra: Baroque Music from Latin America – vol 3: Fire Burning In Snow
01. Hanacpachap cussicuinin – 1. verses 1-5
Juan de Araujo (Villafranca en León/En Cáceres ca. 1646 – Chuquisaca, 1712)
02. Dixit Dominus a 3 choros
03. Silencio
04. Dime, amor
05. ¡A, de la region de luces!

06. Hanacpachap cussicuinin – 2. verses 6-10
Juan de Araujo (Villafranca en León/En Cáceres ca. 1646 – Chuquisaca, 1712)
07. ¡A, del cielo!
08. ¡Fuego de amor!
09. En el muy gran Padre Ignacio

10. Hanacpachap cussicuinin – 3. verses 11-15
Diego José de Salazar (c1660-1709)
11. ¡Salga el torillo hosquillo!
Juan de Araujo (Villafranca en León/En Cáceres ca. 1646 – Chuquisaca, 1712)
12. Dios de amor
13. ¡A, del tiempo!

14. Hanacpachap cussicuinin – 4. verses 16-20

Baroque Music from Latin America – vol 3: Fire Burning In Snow – 2007
Ex Cathedra Choir & Ensemble and QuintEssential Sackbut & Cornett Ensemble
Director: Jeffrey Skidmore

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Alma Latina: Ex Cathedra: Baroque Music from Latin America – vol 2: Moon, sun & all things


Top Ten Records of the Year(The Sunday Times)
Disc of the month (BBC Music Magazine)


‘bursting with fun and uplifting music. The liturgical items shine with melodic beauty and joy’ (The Times)

‘… ending in a frenzy of whoops and shrieks – Ex Cathedra more exhilaratingly uninhibited than I’ve heard them before. After such abandoned exuberance, Vesoers ends with an endearingly unaffected recessional hymn. Instruments and voices are reduced, one by one, until nothing remains but hummed voices lingering in the air – and the memory of a most impressive disc’ (BBC Music Magazine)

‘Ex Cathedra enter into the festive spirit with the infectious enthusiasm for this newly discovered treasure-trove that also pervades their crisp, stylish performances of the more sober pieces’ (Daily Telegraph)

‘truly sublime…all beautifully played, sung and recorded’ (The Sunday Times)

‘Skidmore and Ex Cathedra fill this album with some of the most alive, infectious and uplifting Baroque polyphony I’ve ever heard … A very special release’ (Classic FM Magazine)

‘Jeffrey Skidmore and Ex Cathedra turn the dead contents of dusty archives into a thrilling programme … one of the finest albums of early baroque music to grace its catalogue’ (Music Week)

‘A fascinating re-creation’ (The Guardian)

‘This second collection from Jeffrey Skidmore fizzes with excitement and energy and is every bit as engrossing as his first’ (The Independent)

‘Here is a truly wonderful disc, by reason of the splendours of the works chosen and the superbly controlled enthusiasm and skill of the performers … an absolute winner’ (International Record Review)

‘In an engagingly personal note, Jeffrey Skidmore tells of his exploratory journeys to Latin America, where he uncovered vast amounts of a treasure store of repertoire that is evident not only from his words, but also the performances he inspires from Ex Cathedra. To induce such idiomatically colourful singing and playing on October days in London is an achievement warranting unreserved plaudits. Viva! Viva, Jeffrey!’ (Fanfare, USA)

‘The musicians of Ex Cathedra under Jeffrey Skidmore add further lustre to their reputation with some ravishing vocal and instrumental performances which are by turns exuberantly sophisticated and intensely moving in their simplicity. A short review cannot hope to do justice to this wonderful CD. Buy it!’ (Cathedral Music)

‘IM-PER-DÍ-VEL’ (Guess Who)

Baroque Music from Latin America – vol 2: Moon, sun & all things
Anonymous (Ritual, Lima 1631)
01. Hanacpachap cussicuinin (The bliss of Heaven)
Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (1590-1664)
02. Deus in adiutorium
Juan de Araujo (Villafranca en León/En Cáceres ca. 1646 – Chuquisaca, 1712)
03. Dixit Dominus
Diego José de Salazar (c1660-1709)
04. ¡Salga el torillo hosquillo!
Domenico Zipoli (1688 – 1726)
05. Beatus vir
Gaspar Fernandes (1570-1629)
06.¡Viva Ignacio! ¡Viva!
Francisco Lópes Capillas (c1605-1674)
07. Laudate Dominum
Juan de Araujo (Villafranca en León/En Cáceres ca. 1646 – Chuquisaca, 1712)
08. ¡Aqui, Valentónes!
Hernando Franco (1532-1585)
09. Dios itlazonantziné
Domenico Zipoli (1688 – 1726)
10. Ave maris stella
Francisco Lópes Capillas (c1605-1674)
11. Magnificat
12. Cui luna, sol et omnia
Manuel de Sumaya (c1678-1755)
13. ¡Albricias, mortales!
Francisco Hernández (1517-1587)
14. Sancta Maria, e!
Juan de Araujo (Villafranca en León/En Cáceres ca. 1646 – Chuquisaca, 1712)
15. ¡Ay, andar!
16. Dulce Jesús mío

Baroque Music from Latin America – vol 2: Moon, sun & all things – 2005
Ex Cathedra Choir & Ensemble and QuintEssential Sackbut & Cornett Ensemble
Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore

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Alma Latina: Les Chemins du Baroque – ¡Salga el Torillo!

Capa-Solo-WEB¡ Salga el Torillo !
México – Séc. XVIII


Excelentes gravações da série ‘Les Chemins du Baroque’, K617, gravadas em 1993, que se destacam pela presença de consagrados maestros: Gabriel Garrido, Josep Cabre e Jean-Claude Malgoire.


Les Chemins du Baroque – ¡ Salga el Torillo !
Diego José de Salazar (Spain, ca.1659 – 1709)
01. ¡Salga el torillo hosquillo!
Juan de Araujo (Villafranca, España, 1646 – Chuquisaca, Bolívia 1712)
02. Dixit Dominus
Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco (España 1664 – Perú 1728)
03. Magnificat
04. Faux bourdon
Manuel de Sumaya (Manuel de Zumaya) (México, c.1678-1755)
05. Laetatus sum
Juan de Lienas, Mexico, ca. 1617 – 1654)
06. Sanctus
07. Agnus Dei
Francisco Guerrero (Sevilha, 1528-1599)
08. Pan Divino
09. Optimam Partem
Tomás Luis de Victoria (Spain, 1548-1611)
10. Ave Maria a double choeur
Domenico Zipoli (Prato, Itália, 1688 – Córdoba, Argentina 1726)
11. Psaume Beatus Vir
Martin Schmid (Suiss, 1694 – 1772)
12. Pastoreta Ichepe Flauta
13. Te Deum Laudamus
Diego José de Salazar (Spain, ca.1659 – 1709)
14. ¡Salga el torillo hosquillo!

Les Chemins du Baroque – K617
¡ Salga el Torillo ! – 1993

Ensemble Elyma & Coro de Niños Cantores de Cordoba
Maestro Gabriel Garrido

La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy
La Maîtrise Nationale de Versailles
Maestro Jean-Claude Malgoire

La Compañia Musical de las Americas
La Fenice
Maestro Josep Cabre

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Musiques Sacrées Missionnaires I: da Cordilheira dos Andes à Amazônia: a descoberta do grande estilo barroco da América Latina

2mccd37Músicas sacras missionárias do Altiplano à Amazônia, da Cordilheira dos Andes à Amazônia, com Domenico Zipoli e Juan de Araujo: a descoberta do grande estilo barroco da América Latina.

Ensemble Elyma
Coro de Niños Cantores de Córdoba

Com a presente antologia, o editor discográfico K617 reuniu em quatro volumes o melhor das músicas barrocas compostas por missionários jesuítas (com a provável colaboração anônima de compositores índios locais).

Estas músicas sacras que se acreditava perdidas para sempre, foram encontradas nas antigas missões de Chiquitos e Moxos (hoje na Bolívia). Uma descoberta que permite voltar pela primeira vez ao fabuloso universo musical das famosas Reduções Jesuítas do Paraguai.

2a9nzetOs três primeiros volumes ilustram a obra de um dos compositores mais estranhos da história da música: Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726). Com a perspectiva de uma grande e promissora carreira em Roma, entrou para a ordem religiosa dos jesuítas em 1716 e partiu em direção ao “Paraguay” onde morreu sem ter deixado qualquer obra musical. Isto é o que pelo menos se pensava, até a descoberta das partituras preservadas até hoje pelos índios Chiquitos, e que permitem reconstruir a sua vida e o seu trabalho.

No primeiro, assim como no quarto volume, Domenico Zipoli se encontra na companhia de outro grande compositor barroco latino-americano: Juan de Araujo (1646-1712). Diferentemente de Zipoli que escrevia música para contribuir para a evangelização dos índios da Amazônia, Araujo vivia em Sucre, aos pés da Cordilheira dos Andes, na parte mais alta da Bolívia, conhecida como o Altiplano. Mestre da Capela da Catedral de Sucre, Araujo compôs quase duzentas obras extraordinárias, com o nome de “villancicos”, obras de inspiração popular, geralmente destinadas à Virgem Maria. (extraído do encarte)

260wwthVol 1/4: Les Chemins du Baroque – Lima – La Plata – Missions jésuites – 1992
Diapason d’Or de l’anné 1992
10 de répertoire
Grand prix de l’Academie du disque français
Must Compact disc Magazine

Juan de Araujo (Villafranca, Spain 1646 – Chuquisaca, Bolívia 1712)
01. Hola, Hala, que vienen gitana
02. Silencio, pasito
03. Dixit Dominus
04. Salve Regina
Domenico Zipoli (Prato, Itália,1688 – Córdoba, Argentina 1726)
05. Missa San Ignacio – Kyrie
06. Missa San Ignacio – Gloria
07. Missa San Ignacio – Credo
08. Missa San Ignacio – Sanctus
Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco (España 1664- Perú 1728)
09. Invitatorio de difuntos
10. Magnificat
Diego José de Salazar (Spain, ca.1659 – 1709)
11 Salga el Torillo

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uprtzVol 2/4: Les Chemins du Baroque – Reductions Jésuites de Chiquitos: Vêpres de San Ignacio – 1992
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10 de répertoire

Domenico Zipoli (Prato, Itália,1688 – Córdoba, Argentina 1726)
01. Deus In Adjutorium – Domine Ad Adjuvandum
02. Domine Quinque – Dixit Dominus
03. Euge Serve – Confitebor Tibi Domine
04. Fidelis Servus – Beatus Vir
05. Beatus Ille Servus – Laudate Pueri Dominum
06. Serve Bone – Laudate Dominum
07. Iste Confessor
08. Hic Vir – Magnificat
09. Ichepe Flauta
10. Te Deum Laudamus

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3090bnrVol 3/4: Les Chemins du Baroque – Domenico Zipoli: Compositeur des Indiens – 1993
Must Compact disc Magazine

Domenico Zipoli (Prato, Itália,1688 – Córdoba, Argentina 1726)
01. Misa brevis: Kyrie-Gloria
02. Orgue: Retirada del Emperador
03. O gloriosa virginum
04. Sacris solemnis
05. Tantum ergo
06. Orgue: Primavera
07. Letania I en do
08. Orgue: Del Principe
09. Letania II en fa
10. Ave maris stella
11. Zoipaqui
12. Deus in adjutorium / Dixit Dominus

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24ywuw9Vol 4/4: Les Chemins du Baroque – L’or et l’argent du Haut-Pérou – 1994
Must Compact disc Magazine
10 de Repertoire
Grand prix des discophiles 1994

Juan de Araujo (Villafranca, Spain 1646 – Chuquisaca, Bolívia 1712)
01. La Fête – Vaya de gira
02. La Vierge et l’enfant 1. Avecillas sonoras
03. La Vierge et l’enfant 2. Para arrullar al amor
04. Batailles et déplorations 1. Al sentido confuso
05. Batailles et déplorations 2. A recoger pasiones inhumanas
06. Batailles et déplorations 3. Nueva guerra de los campos
07. Batailles et déplorations 4. Alarma valientes
08. Villancicos de l’amour Divin 1. Cayósele al alba
09. Villancicos de l’amour Divin 2. Corderito, ¿por qué te escondes?
10. Les Saints – Atención a la fragua amorosa
11. La guerre, les ténèbres et la lumière 1. Ah de la obscura, funesta prisión
12. La guerre, les ténèbres et la lumière 2. Qué dulce, qué horrible estruendo
13. La guerre, les ténèbres et la lumière 3. Lamentación de Jeremias, 1a. de Miércoles Santo
14. La guerre, les ténèbres et la lumière 4. Magnificat

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Coro de Niños Cantores de Córdoba
directión Gabriel Garrido

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