Singing and Chiming. Ancient and Baroque Sounds
Juan Carlos Asensio, director
The Taking of Granada
Fray Hernando de Talavera (1428/30-1507)
Service of the Taking of Granada. Service of Matins* (1493?
* Historic revival, premiere in modern times
Charity concert for Cáritas Diocesana. Donation per ticket: 15 €
In collaboration with the Cathedral of Granada
Concert with no interval
A Historic Revival
In 1493 or 1494, Fray Hernando de Talavera, Hieronymite monk, confessor and advisor to Queen Isabella the Catholic, who appointed him archbishop of Granada just after the conquest of the city, composed (or adapted) a musical service that was rediscovered at the beginning of the present century in a book preserved in the church of Santa Fe. An artistic and political document of enormous relevance, the work is written in plain chant and it raises –following well-known principles of musical rhetoric and with the spirit of persuasion– the Christian triumph as a true gift from God. Schola Antiqua, the great Spanish ensemble dedicated to Gregorian chant, established in 1984 by Benedictine Laurentino Sáenz de Buruaga and directed since 1996 by Juan Carlos Asensio, will be in charge of reviving this important heritage revival.