Latin American Choral Music


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wdt_ID Century Nation Dates Composer Comp Head Title Text Season Choir Solos Instruments Duration Publisher Library Info Recording Opus Info Bio Info Works Style Ref_Bio Own
1 20 ARG Lage, Gabriel Alejandro Infancia, a los Niegan tu nombre, Las madres cuidadores; Los lyrios del campo: choir; Metacanto CD Morrina en Buenos AIres?
2 ? ? ? ? ? O vos omnes: mixed ac; 3:12 ASRM.
3 18 Portugal 1759-1833 Xula carioca: choir; Port; 3:09; MDBAC [lib CA-Stanford]; MEBAC; TBMEB; 180 1; possibly anon comp.
4 20 - -21 ARG b 1949 Nacimiento, El: SATB ac mixed; 2:55; ; 1992; comp Ariel Ramírez - Félix Luna.
5 20 ARG fl ca 1939-2000 Abalos, Hnos. Ábalos, Hnos, fl ca 1939-2000, ARG: Nostalgias santiagueñas: arr choir; comp; secular; 4:00 - 4:06; GCCFP; MFA; zamba; arr Eduardo Ferraudi. member of folk music vocal/instrumental group Los Hermanos Ábalos. own CD
6 20 ARG b 1922 Abalos, Victor Manuel, “Vitillo” Ábalos, Victor Manuel “Vitillo,” b 1922, ARG: one of the folk group Los Hermanos Abalos. ref: .
7 20 PERU 1923-2017 Abanto Morales, Luis Abanto Morales, Luis, 1923-2017, PERU: Quiéreme: arr SATB mixed; secular; RMPeru; arr Francisco Bernardo Pulgar-Vidal. singer; b Trujillo; lives in Lima; popular songs.
8 20 PERU b 1923 Abanto Morales, Luis Temas peruanos: arr SATB mixed; secular; arr Ramiro Soriano Arce.
9 19 - 20 VEN 1870-1938 Abarca, Angel Maria Abarca, Angel María, 1870-1938, VEN: publisher PDECP. own (pf ops at IN-IUG.)
10 19 - 20 Italy, GUA, ELS 1846-1930 Aberle, Juan Aberle, Juan, b 19C, Italy, GUA, ELS: Salvadoran National Anthem. cond; b Naples,Italy; d San Salvador, ElS; lived in GUA, then ElS; founded and directed a cons in ElS; opera, chamber; bio: DMA, LACC, MLA.
11 20 - 21 BRZ b 1949 Abrao, Sandra Abrão, Sandra, b 1949, BRZ: pianist piano.
12 20 - 21 ARG b 1975 Abras, Juan Manuel Abras, Juan Manuel, b 1975, ARG: In Purgatorium (De profundis): 4 parts; ensemble (perc; str orch). Latin; sacred; orchestra conductor; ref: ;>.
13 20 - 21 ARG b 1975 Abras, Juan Manuel Mundame (Miserere): 4 parts; Psalm 50 (Latin); sacred.
14 20 - 21 ARG b 1975 Abras, Juan Manuel Pentecostés (Veni Sancte Spiritus): 4 parts; elec tape;; Latin; sacred. Penetecost, sacred;
15 20 - 21 ARG b 1975 Abras, Juan Manuel Pésame (Actus contritionis): 4 parts; narr; ensemble (perc, piano, elec tape; cb). Latin; sacred;
16 20 - 21 BRZ b 1948 Abreu (Rebello), Sergio Abreu (Rebello), Sérgio, b 1948, BRZ: guitarist; brother of Eduardo, and grandson of Antonio Rebello; bio: BB2001, LACC.
17 20 BRZ b 1949 Abreu, Eduardo Abreu, Eduardo, b 1948, BRZ: guitarist; brother of Sérgio, and grandson of Antonio Rebello; bio: LACC.
18 20 - 21 VEN 1939-2018 Abreu, Jose Antonio Abreu, José Antonio, 1939-2008, VEN: Madrigal: SATB mixed; Enrique Planchart; secular; 6p; anth MCC.MCV6, p17; FSCC; movable C clefs for SAT. conductor, organist, harpsichordist; educated in Valera, then Caracas; teacher V.E. Sojo; founded El Sistema for choirs and orchestras, all over Venezuela, serves about 500,000 youth in 2018, emphasizes classical music; taught economics; Minister of Cultu bio: BB, CTA14, LACC.
19 20 - 21 VEN 1939-2018 Abreu, Jose Antonio Sol que das vida a los trigos: SATB mixed; Manuel Felipe Rugeles; secular; 2p; FSSC; UDOCM.
20 20 - 21 VEN 1939-2018 Abreu, Jose Antonio Tríptco: SATB mixed; Collegium Musicum de VEN, lib IN-IUG.
21 20 CUBA, USA b ca 1960 Abril, Carlos Abril, Carlos, b ca 1960, CUBA, USA: Mambí, El: arr SAB; solo; ensemble (flute perc, piano);; Servio Lavilla; secular; 10p; WLP #VTS39, Eng translation, program notes, pronunciation guide; criolla, comp Luis Casas Romero & Sergio Lavilla. educator; b ca 1960; musical family; fled Castro; kept Hispanic culture. score
22 20 CUBA, USA b ca 1960 Abril, Carlos Ogguere: arr Unison ensemble (fl or recorder, piano, opt Orff instr);; WLP #VTS40, Englaish translation, program notes, pronunciation guide; comp Gilberto Valdés; Afro-Cuban cradle song (cancion de cuna or nana); celebrates birth of Yoruba prince’s son; most Cuban slaves were Yoruba. score
23 20 CUBA, USA b ca 1960 Abril, Carlos Uno, dos y tres: arr 2 parts; solo; ensemble (flute, perc, piano);; secular; 10p; WMP VTS#45; alternate title: ‘a lively cuban conga,’ comp Rafael Ortiz.
24 20 - 21 BRZ? 1939-2011 Acacio Santana, Jose Acácio Santana, José, 1939-2011, BRZ? Eu quero apenas: arr choir; Port; . b São Pedro de Alcântara; Santa Catarina; educator, poet, conductor Coral de Univ Federal de Santa Catarina; teachers F. Franceschini, Rodrigo Hermann, José Penalva and Joanídia Sodré; also studied in Cologne; played in Lutheran, Episcopal and Method prolific composer of anthems, children’s songs, oratorio, opera.
25 19 - 20 CHI 1896-1951 Acevedo Guajardo, Remigio [Jr.] Acevedo Guajardo, Remigio [Jr.], 1896-1951, CHI: Bernardo O’Higgins: choir; orch;; secular; 1950 educator; b 2 Apr, d 5 Jun, Santiago; educated at Conservatorio Nacional; Nationallistic; bio: DMEH.
Century Nation Composer Title Text Season Solos Instruments