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Ensemble Caprice / Salsa Baroque
Album:Salsa Baroque Collection:Classical
Artist:Ensemble Caprice Added:02/2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-04-03 Pull Date:2011-06-05 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:5 Jun17 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 17, 2011:Mixed Up Class
Collection fiores de música, 1706-1709
3.Apr 14, 2011:Double Daydream Disaster
Collection Flores De Música, 1706 – 1709, Discurso Con Ecos
2.May 30, 2011:meow for memomorial day!
Collection Flores De Música, 1706 – 1709, Temblante Estilo Italiano

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2011-03-26 
This could be very cool either for classical & world-music programs. It's a collection of music written (mainly) in Latin America during the Baroque period. Much of the music combines European style with native tones, rhythms & feel. All the tracks are quite short.

Ensemble Caprise, based in Montreal, specializes in Baroque music. Directed by flutist Matthias Maute, the group includes voices, period brass and strings, guitar, harpsichord and organ.

My Picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 12, 18, 20, 22 for World Music
6, 7, 13-15, 21 for Classical

No FCC issues.

Anonymous instrumentals, from the Flores de Música Collection, 1706-1709
1 * “Chacona” Spanish folk dance. Slow then fast. Wood flute has South Am feel. (2:39)
3 “Differenzias Sobre La Gayta” Slow trumpet call; strings strike up lively dance. (4:17)
5 * “Xácara” Spanish guitar to start, then strings play quick counterpoint. (2:03)
7 * “Pasacalles De 2o Tono” A chamber piece on strings. Starts slow, speeds up. (2:29)
17 “Temblante Estilo Italiano” Sounds like a violin exercise. (3:06)
21 * “Discurso Con Ecos” Cornet & flute solos are outstanding. Continuo on bass. (6:39)

Anonymous, possibly by a native student, Peru, 1631 (text in Quechuan language)
2 * “Hanacpachap Cussicuinin” A slow march with brass & primitive drumming. (3:47)

by Gaspar Fernandes, c1570-1629, Portuguese living in Mexico
4 * “Tleycantimo Choquiliya” Hardy folk-style singing. Lively & syncopated. (3:37)
18 * “Xicochi Conetzintle” A lullaby in Nahuatle language of the Aztecs. Lovely. (2:05)

by Juan de Araujo, 1648-1712, Spanish living in Peru & Bolivia
6 * “Los Coflades De La Estleya” Choral folk song with guitar. Soprano shines. (4:20)

by Henri de Bailly, c1585-1637
8 ** “Yo Soy La Locura” Slow song. Soprano Shannon Mercer shines. Guitar/flute. (4:57)

by Domenico Zipoli, 1688-1726, Italian, a Jesuit missionary in South America
9-11 “Pastorale” Chamber music. Strings & flute. Allegro (1:14) Piva (:24) Pastorale (1:20)
13-15 ** “Battalia Imperiale” A fun little cornet concerto. I (1:11) II (1:00) III (1:22)

Anonymous, from the Collection Truxillo Del Perú II, c1780
12 ** “Lanchas Para Baylar” Just wooden flute, guitar, drums. Spain & native mixed. (2:23)

by Antonio de Salazar, Spanish working in Mexico, c1650-1715
16 “Tarará,” A Christmas carol. Voices, Spanish guitar & perhaps African rhythm. (1:30)

by Santiago de Murcia, Spanish guitarist, 1673-1739, his manuscripts later found in Mexico
19 “Marizapalos” Daniel Zuluaga on theorbo (long necked lute) backed by a guitar (3:34)
20 ** “La Jotta” David Jacques & Daniel Zuluaga on guitars. Spirited, very Spanish. (3:49)

by Juan Garcia de Zespedes, Mexican-born composer, 1619-1678
22 ** “Convidando Está La Noche” Very lively choral piece w guitar & flute. (3:29)

Track Listing
1.Collection Flores De Música, 1706 ? 1709, Chacona 12.Coll. Truxillo Del Perú Ii, C. 1780, Lanchas Para Baylar
2.Hanacpachap Cussicuinin 13.Battalia Imperiale, I.Battalia Imperiale
3.Collection Flores De Música, 1706 ? 1709, Differenzias Sobre La Gayta 14.Battalia Imperiale, Ii. Battalia Dolorosa
4.Tleycantimo Choquiliya 15.Battalia Imperiale, Iii. Battalia Furiosa
5.Collection Flores De Música, 1706 ? 1709, Xácara 16.Tarará
6.Los Coflades De La Estleya 17.Collection Flores De Música, 1706 ? 1709, Temblante Estilo Italiano
7.Collection Flores De Música, 1706 ? 1709, Pasacalles De 2o Tono 18.Xicochi Conetzintle
8.Yo Soy La Locura (Extrait De Ballet De La Follie) 19.Marizapalos
9.Pastorale, I.Allegro 20.La Jotta
10.Pastorale, Ii.Piva 21.Collection Flores De Música, 1706 ? 1709, Discurso Con Ecos
11.Pastorale, Iii.Pastorale 22.Convidando Está La Noche