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ECHOES FESTIVAL | Dichos Diabolos: 'Noche de Siglos'
St James's Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place
London United Kingdom
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ECHOES FESTIVAL | Dichos Diabolos: 'Noche de Siglos'
Listening to their performances feels like gazing at a pictorical work from the 16th century... ESMUC Digital

Winner of the International Competition of Historic Brass Instruments (Toulouse, 2016), Dichos Diabolos celebrate Catalan composer Joan Cererols 400th anniversary with a journey through Spanish Baroque musical patrimony. This typical 17th-century Hispanic ensemble, featuring cornett, violin, viola da gamba, bajones and organ, joins a solo singer to perform a selection of works by Spanish seicento composers.

Joan Cererols (Martorell 1618 - Montserrat 1680) lived during one of the most turbulent times in the history of Catalonia and Europe. The year of his birth saw the beginning of the Thirty Years' War, and he was not even 20 when the Reapers War (Guerra dels Segadors) broke out. The use of the Spanish language became a customary instrument in literary and musical culture during this time. However, it was also one of the periods of greatest splendour in the history of catalan music. Cultural exchange with France, Genoa, Naples and Sicily, which was ever on the increase, and the influence of the great musicians of the Royal Chapel where key in developing a fascinating and subtle repertoire. The most rigorous Palestrinian counterpoint coexisted with great showcases of polychorality and the seconda pratticas avant-garde style.

This programme represents a journey in Joan Cererols life and shows a collection of his own music and pieces from composers he knew. It includes strictly liturgical works as well as paraliturgical ones (villancicos): where we find perhaps the most experimental and innovative aspects of this repertoire.

Dichos Diabolos

Joan Cererols: Missa Martyrium: Gloria | Son tus bellos ojos soles | Serafín, que con dulce harmonía
Joan Pau Pujol: Amor, cuando yo pienso
Sebastián Durón: Vaya pues rompiendo el ayre
Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde: Canzoni fantasie et correnti, Venice 1638: Vestiva i colli passeggiato
Juan Hidalgo: Quedito, pasito
Pablo Bruna: Tiento 1 tono mano derecha
Mateo Romero: Ay, que me muero de zelos
Gabriel Manalt: Gaitilla de mano izquierda 8 tono
Carlos Patiño: Maria, Mater Dei

This event is part of Echoes Festival 2018, organised with the kind support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) PICE Mobility Grants


St James's Roman Catholic Church, Spanish Place (View)
22 George Street
London W1U 3QY
United Kingdom


Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Iberan & Latin American Music Society
On BPT Since: Jan 08, 2016

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