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FREE ZOOM EVENT: CD Release Party!

Friday, February 5: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Juan de Lienas Vespers on Parma Records.
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JUAN DE LIENAS: VESPERS

MUSIC FROM THE CONVENTO DE LA ENCARNACIÓN, MEXICO CITY
THE NEWBERRY CONSORT

Ellen Hargis Director

Chicago’s best-known early music ensemble The Newberry Consort exhilarates with VESPERS, a collection of dazzlingly original music for women’s voices. The composer? A mysterious early-17th-century Mexican named Juan de Lienas, whose style energetically oscillates between Renaissance and Baroque elements.

Little is known about de Lienas beyond the manuscripts, which, much to the undeserved discredit of the poor composer, occasionally include unflattering personal remarks scrawled in the margins. Perhaps that these insults on his appearance and personality stemmed from mere envy, for the music captured by his hand presents such skill, wit and zest that it can still be enjoyed a full four centuries after its inception.

Not an easy feat by any means, and certainly facilitated by a spectacular performance of The Newberry Consort under the direction of director and soprano Ellen Hargis. Since the music on VESPERS was originally composed for use in women’s convents, the bass voice is either sung up the octave, or replaced by bassoon or viola da gamba. The result is graceful, airy, ethereal, otherworldly. Easy on the ears not only for lovers of early music, and for these: a veritable treat.

Release Date: February 5, 2021

Catalog #: NV6333

Format: Physical & Digital


TRACK LISTING

attr. JUAN DE LIENAS (fl. 17th c.)

1 SALMO: DEUS IN ADIUTORIO MEO INTENDE 1:29

LIBER USUALIS

2 HIMNO: MARTYR DEI 2:20

JUAN DE LIENAS

3 SALMO: ANTIPHON / DIXIT DOMINUS A 8 5:41

FRAY JASINTO (fl. 17th c.)

4 SALMO: ANTIPHON / BEATUS VIR A 11  6:32

JUAN DE LIENAS

5 SALMO: ANTIPHON / LAUDATE PUERI A 8 6:56

JUAN DE LIENAS

6 SALMO: ANTIPHON / CREDIDI, QUOD LOQUTUS SUM A 8  7:03

ANONYMOUS

7 SALMO: ANTIPHON / LAUDATE DOMINUM OMNES GENTES A 8  3:52

FRANCISCO CORREA DE ARAUXA (c. 1576-1654)

8 TIENTO DE MEDIO REGISTRO DE TIPLET. 7TONO  4:46

LIBER USUALIS

9 HIMNO: AVE MARIS STELLA  3:50

JUAN DE LIENAS, RECONSTRUCTED BY E. HARGIS AND F. FITCH

versillos by ANONYMOUS, 17th c.

10 TIENTO DE MEDIO REGISTRO DE TIPLE DEL DECIMO TONO,

from Facultad Organica (1626)

11 HIMNO: TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM 4:43

JUAN DE LIENAS

12 SALVE REGINA  8:42


PERFORMERS

Ellen Hargis soprano, director

Margaret Carpenter Haigh soprano

Lucía Mier Y Terán Romero soprano

Salome Sandoval soprano, baroque guitar

Josefien Stoppelenburg soprano

Pamela Dellal mezzo-soprano

Ashley Mulcahy mezzo-soprano

Debra Nagy alto

Beverly Simmons alto

Candace Smith alto

Rachel Begley bajón

Frances Conover Fitch organ

Katherine Shuldiner viola da gamba

 

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