Christmas in Puebla Siglo de Oro & Patrick Allies

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Label: Delphian

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

Artist: Siglo de Oro & Patrick Allies

Composer: Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Gaspar Fernandes, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francisco López Capillas, Joan Cererols, Francisco de Vidales, Juan García de Zéspedes

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  • Juan García de Zéspedes (1619 - 1678):
  • 1Convidando está la noche (Arr. for Choir & Chamber Ensemble)04:03
  • 2Hodie scietis02:09
  • 3Joseph fili David04:51
  • Missa "Joseph fili David" (Arr. for Choir & Chamber Ensemble):
  • 4Missa "Joseph fili David" (Arr. for Choir & Chamber Ensemble): I. Kyrie03:05
  • 5Missa "Joseph fili David" (Arr. for Choir & Chamber Ensemble): II. Gloria04:00
  • Francisco de Vidales (1630 - 1702):
  • 6Los que fueren de buen gusto05:54
  • 7Alleluia (Crastina die)01:31
  • Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla:
  • 8A la xácara xacarilla09:39
  • 9Missa "Joseph fili David" (Arr. for Choir & Chamber Ensemble): III. Credo06:50
  • 10Tollite portas01:03
  • Joan Cererols (1618 - 1680):
  • 11Marizápalos a lo Divino (Serafin que, condulce harmonía)07:42
  • Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: Missa "Joseph fili David" (Arr. for Choir & Chamber Ensemble):
  • 12Missa "Joseph fili David" (Arr. for Choir & Chamber Ensemble): IV. Sanctus01:41
  • 13Benedictus (Mode VII)00:30
  • Francisco López Capillas (1615 - 1673):
  • 14Cui luna, sol et omnia02:58
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525 - 1594): Missa "O admirabile commercium":
  • 15Missa "O admirabile commercium": V. Agnus Dei05:00
  • Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla: 3 Cuadernos de Navidad:
  • 163 Cuadernos de Navidad: No. 1, Christus natus est01:56
  • Gaspar Fernandes (1566 - 1629):
  • 17Tleycantimo choquiliya (Arr. for Choir & Chamber Ensemble)02:16
  • Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla:
  • 18Deus in adiutorium meum intende (Arr. for Choir & Chamber Ensemble)02:21
  • Total Runtime01:07:29

Info for Christmas in Puebla

By the early 1620s – when Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla migrated from Cádiz to New Spain (modernday Mexico) in search of new horizons as a music director, composer and instrument-maker – the colony was an important and wealthy outpost of the Habsburg Empire, keen to maintain the religious and musical customs of its mother country. The cathedral of the young, thriving city of Puebla de los Ángeles was still a magnificent work in progress, but its music provision could already rival its European counterparts. Padilla stayed there for forty years, composing prolifically right up to his death in 1664, and had at his disposal a sizeable body of men and boys who not only sang but also played instruments – including guitars, sackbut, dulcian, and simple percussion such as the cajón.

Siglo de Oro’s programme explores the rich soundworld of this time and place: a sonic landscape ultimately quite different from the one Padilla had left behind in Europe. Evoking a Mass at Christmas Eve affords the opportunity to include a number of villancicos – energetic, dance-like pieces whose captivating mixture of Mexican, Afro-Hispanic and Portuguese influences would have invigorated even the most sober churchgoer.

Siglo de Oro
Patrick Allies, conductor

Patrick Allies
began his musical education as a chorister at the Temple Church in London, under Stephen Layton. He sang in Gloucester Cathedral Choir before taking up a Choral Scholarship to study Music at King’s College London, graduating in 2010 with First Class Honours. Patrick went on to postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge where he sang in Jesus College Choir.

While at university, Patrick founded Siglo de Oro, which has since become a professional ensemble, performing both renaissance and contemporary music. In 2016 Patrick and Siglo de Oro released their first CD with Delphian Records, featuring the world premiere recordings of eight newly-commissioned Advent Antiphons, in collaboration with saxophonist Sam Corkin. BBC Radio 3 Record Review called it 'an impressive and adventurous debut from the ensemble’.

Patrick also holds positions as Musical Director of Wokingham Choral Society, Lecturer at Morley College, Conductor of Khoros, Director of Music at All Saints’ Putney, and Director of West Sussex Youth Choir. In 2017 Patrick was shortlisted for both the Nordic Choral Conducting Competition and the 3rd Juozas Naujalis International Competition for Choral Conductors.

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