The Secrets of Andalusia – Lux Musicae London

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We know that key influences on Flamenco date back to Islamic Iberia or the Al- Andalusian era of Spain between the 8th–15th centuries. Yet the first mention of Flamenco by name is not until 1774, where it appears in an epistolary novel, Cartas Marruecas, by the playwright and soldier, José de Cadalso y Vázquez.

What happened in these intervening centuries?

In collaboration with soparno Victoria Couper, kanun player, Konstantinos Glynos, and oud/Flamenco guitarist, Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde, this album seeks to explore this question by tracing the influences on Flamenco through Arabic music alongside Sephardic song and the Spanish composers of the late-16th to 18th centuries.

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Released on a DigiSleeve CD and on all digital platforms: Winter 2024

Lux Musicae London

Sophie Creaner, Mirjam-Luise Münzel recorder
Roberta Diamond soprano
Daniel Thomson tenor
Aileen Henry baroque harp
Toby Carr baroque guitar, lute
Harry Buckoke viola da gamba

with

Victoria Couper soprano
Konstantinos Glynos kanun
Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde flamenco guitar, oud

The Secrets of Andalusia

Traditional
1. Durme, durme ijiko de madre (Sleep, sleep mother’s little son)
(arr. Couper, Monteverde and Lux Musicae London)
(soprano 3 or 4, tenor, recorders, oud, lute, viola da gamba)

Pierre-Francisque Caroubel (1556–1611)
2. Spagnolettes (pub. 1612)
(recorders, baroque guitar, viola da gamba)

Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz y Fonesca (1626–after 1677)
3. Españoletas (pub. 1677)
(harp)

ANONYMOUS
4. Tres morillas m’enamoran en Jaén (I fell in love with three Moorish girls in Jaén) (c. 1470)
(arr. Couper, Glynos, Monteverde and Lux Musicae London)
(2 sopranos, tenor, kanun, oud, viola da gamba)

TRADITIONAL (15th cent)
5. A la una yo naci (At one o’clock I was born) (arr. Couper, Monteverde and Lux Musicae London)
(soprano, tenor, recorders, flamenco guitar, baroque guitar)

TRADITIONAL
6. Yo m’enamorí d’un aire (I fell in love with an illusion) (arr. Monteverde)
(soprano, flamenco guitar, kanun, baroque guitar)

Orlando de LASSUS (c. 1530–1594) / Hernando de Cabezón (1541–1602)
7.  Glossada sobre Susana un jur (Divisions over our Susanne one day) (pub. 1578)
(arr. Lux Musicae London)
(soprano, tenor, recorders, viola da gamba)

TRADITIONAL
8.  A la una nací yo (At (one o’clock) I was born) (arr. Couper, Glynos and Monteverde)
(soprano, kanun, oud)

Francisco GUERAU (1649–1722)
9.  Passacaglia (pub. 1694)
(baroque guitar)

José MARÍN (c. 1619–1699)
10.  Ojos, pues me desdeñái (Eyes, since you scorn me)
(tenor, baroque guitar)

ANONYMOUS (15th cent)
11.  Dindirin, dindirin (arr. Couper, Glynos, Monteverde and Lux Musicae London)
(2 sopranos, tenor, recorders, kanun, oud, flamenco guitar, baroque guitar, viola da gamba)

TRADITIONAL
12.  Nani Nani (arr. Roberto DIAMOND)
(soprano)

Juan VÁSQUES (c. 1500–1560)
13.  Con qué la lavaré la tez de la mi cara? (With what shall I wash the skin of my face?)
(2 sopranos, tenor, recorders, viola da gamba)

Diego ORTIZ (c. 1510–1576)
Trattado de Glosas (pub. 1553)
14.  Recercada segunda
(baroque guitar, viola da gamba)

TRADITIONAL
15. Samai Andalus (arr. Monteverde)
(? recorder, kanun, oud, ? frame drum?)
16. باحَ الدمع أسراري بوادي (Tears have betrayed my secrets in a valley) (arr. Diamond and Monteverde)
(soprano, kanun, oud, viola da gamba)

Bartolomé de SELAM Y SALAVERDE (1580/90–1640)
Canzoni fantasie et correnti da suonar (pub. 1638)
17. Vestiva i colli
(recorders, harp)

Ignacio Lusardi MONTEVERDE (b. ?)
18. Pueblo blanco (White Town)
(flamenco guitar)

ANONYMOUS (pub. late 15th cent)
19. Qué me queréis, caballero? (What do you want from me, gentleman?)
(arr. Couper and Lux Musicae London)
(2 sopranos, tenor)

Juan Bonet de PAREDES (? after 1710)
20. Cuándo, cuándo podré lograrte, idolo de beldad?
(When, when will I be able to attain you, idol of beauty?)
(soprano, harp)

Juan ARAÑÉS (? – c. 1649)
21. Una sarao de la chacona, ‘A la vida bona’ (Chaconne to the Good Life) (pub. 1624)
(arr. Couper, Glynos, Monteverde and Lux Musicae London)
(2 sopranos, tenor, recorders, kanun, baroque guitar, viola da gamba)

Recorded at the Church of the Ascension, Plumstead, London, UK 10–13 February 2023?
Recorded and produced by John Croft (Chiaro Audio)

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