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Correa de Arauxo: Organ Music


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It may be pure coincidence, but in 1626, it was two enlightened intellectuals from Seville – artist Diego Velazquez and composer Francisco Correa de Arauxo, who stood out for their ability to portray a microcosm of human emotions in their work. The surviving body of Correa’s work, the Facultad organica, was published in 1626. For its time it remains a remarkably forward-looking collection. It is especially notable for the dissonant harmonies which Correa, as a cleric as well as a composer, aimed to evoke for his listeners the hardships facing them on their path towards a longed-for paradise. Francesco Cera has made an album of highlights from the Facultad organica. The original volume opened with a collection of tientos, organised as a collection following the 12 modern modes – an exceptional practice in Spanish keyboard music. The first tiento was a calling-card for Correa, revealing his skill at counterpoint by employing thematic inversion and experimenting with different types of imitative technique. Interleaved with the dance-like, freely elaborated tientos are the glosas, which exploit still more virtuosic possibilities of rhythm and color – Correa himself was evidently a distinguished performer. The result is a collection of still little-known yet dazzling music that will attract the attention of all organ-music enthusiasts. Francesco Cera has made significant contributions to the Brilliant Classics library of 17th-century keyboard music. Among them are albums dedicated to d’Anglebert and an imaginative compilation of Gabrieli, Cabezon and Frescobaldi, ‘The Organ at European Courts’.
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Item number BRI95508
Barcode 5028421955087
Release date 7/27/2018
Category Classical Music
Label BRILLIANT CLASSICS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Performers
Classical Artist Cera, Francesco
Disc: 1
Facultad organica00:06:36
1 No. 26. Segundo tiento de medio registro de tiple 00:06:00 Cera, Francesco
2 No. 2. Tiento y discurso de segundo tono 00:06:43 Cera, Francesco
3 No. 25. Tiento de medio registro de tiple de sépti 00:06:26 Cera, Francesco
4 No. 16. Segundo tiento de quarto tono, a modo de c 00:04:44 Cera, Francesco
5 No. 31. Segundo tiento de medio registro de baxon 00:05:08 Cera, Francesco
6 No. 13. Tiento de primero tono 00:06:32 Cera, Francesco
7 No. 32. Tercero tiento de baxon de séptimo tono 00:06:22 Cera, Francesco
8 No. 23. Tiento tercero de sexto tono, sobre la pri 00:07:17 Cera, Francesco
9 No. 66. La canción de Tomás Crequillion Llamada: G 00:04:10 Cera, Francesco
10 No. 54. Tiento de medio registro de dos tiples de 00:05:06 Cera, Francesco
11 No. 12. Tiento de duodécimo tono 00:07:02 Cera, Francesco
12 No. 68. Canto Llano de la Immaculada Concepcion de 00:04:12 Cera, Francesco
13 No. 20. Tiento de quinto tono 00:02:59 Cera, Francesco
14 No. 56. Discurso de medio registro de dos baxones, 00:06:55 Cera, Francesco
15 No. 3. Tiento y discurso de tercero tono 00:08:39 Cera, Francesco
16 No. 58. Tiento de medio registro de tiple de segun 00:08:23 Cera, Francesco
17 No. 19. Quinto tiento de quarto tono 00:05:56 Cera, Francesco
18 No. 51. Tiento de medio registro de baxon de dezim 00:04:39 Cera, Francesco
19 No. 7. Tiento de séptimo tono 00:06:33 Cera, Francesco
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