Thursday November 9
Chicago Public Library, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
Ensemble Lipzodes came together in 2004 in Bloomington, Indiana. Its members were students completing degrees in the Early Music Institute and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Now, as graduates and seasoned performers the ensemble combines voice, shawms, dulcians, recorders, and percussion to bring to life the rarely performed music of 16th century Guatemala. In addition to this singular repertoire, the ensemble also explores new directions in early music utilizing voices and winds with innovative concerts and programming that meet the needs of a variety of events and audiences, such as concerts, music festivals, university settings and intimate venues.
Program & Synopsis
Sponsored by One Book, One Chicago
This manuscript is one of the most important findings of colonial Ecuadorian and Latin American musical history. Although currently held in the city of Ibarra, scholars believed the original to be from the city of Quito, most likely in the convent of the Conceptas due to the reference of named nuns mentioned in the manuscript.
Lipzodes came across of this manuscript several years ago. Since then, the ensemble has been transcribing the pieces and performing this music taking into consideration the performance practices of the time.
Una tonadilla nueva
Música del Manuscrito de Ibarra (1680-1730)
A oferecer zagalejos – Fray Manuel Blasco
A de la playa – anonymous
Miren que se derrama – anonymous
Del Buen Pastor que se esconde el pan – anonymous
Ese viril con pan – anonymous
Oygan que da – anonymous
A de la nave guarda – anonymous
Atencion a la fragua amorosa – anonymous
Vamos al lugar de amor – anonymous
Ay que se viene la vida – anonymous
Una tonadilla nueba – anonymous
Enamorado y rendido – anonymous
A la Fuente de gracia – anonymous
Balgate – anonymous
Celebren la tierra, celebren los cielos – anonymous
Nell Snaidas, soprano
Matthew Dean, tenor
Keith Collins, dulcian, harp and recorders
Anna Marsh, percussion, dulcian and recorders
Jon Wasserman, baroque guitar
Ensemble Lipzodes came across the Ibarra manuscript several years ago and is considered to be one of the most important findings of colonial Ecuadorian and Latin American musical history. Since then, the ensemble has been transcribing the pieces and performing this music taking into consideration the performance practices of the time.