2023 Nereydas
The San Jeronimo Monastery
Saturday 1 July 12:30 Singing and Chiming. Ancient and Baroque Sounds
Singing and Chiming. Baroque and ancient Sounds




María Espada, sopran

Javier Ulises Illán, conductor



Soul Paths


Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Salve Regina, in C minor for sopran and strings


Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785)

Maestoso and Allegro, from the Concerto a quattro No. 3 in D major


Francisco Corselli (1705-1778)

Second Lamentation fot he Holy Wednesday in D minor


Antonio Ugena (c. 1750- c. 1816)

Andante: De Lamentatione Jeremiæ Prophetæ, from the First Lamentation for Holy Friday, in G minor


Baldassare Galuppi

Grave e adagio and Spiritoso, from Concerto a quattro No. 1 in G minor


Antonio Soler (1729-1783)

Sonata in D major, R 84

Second Lamentation for the Holy Wednesday in G minor


Jaime Ferrer (1762-1824)

Soy pastorcilla

Italian Paths through Spain

After more than a decade of existence, the Nereydas ensemble makes its debut at the Festival in magnificent company, that of the soprano from Extremadura María Espada, in a program that mixes works by Spanish and Italian composers, ideal for verifying the deep mark that transalpine musicians left on those from the Iberian peninsula. The recital opens with a Salve Regina by one of the most famous composers of his time, Pergolesi (although he lived only 26 years!). His influence reached everywhere, including the Spanish Royal Chapel –where Francisco Corselli was a master and later his disciple Antonio Ugena–, but also El Escorial, where Father Soler and Jaime Ferrer worked, whose Soy pastorcilla (I am a shepherdess) reveals the survival of the Christmas carol, a Spanish paraliturgical genre par excellence for centuries, as late as 1800.


Concert with no interval

In co-production with the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical