Historic Organs of Oaxaca, Mexico, Vol. I


Vol. I “Historic Organs of Oaxaca, México” (Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca, México) The state of Oaxaca, Mexico houses one of the world´s most extraordinary collections of historic pipe organs. Sixty-nine instruments built between 1686 and 1891 remain today as evidence of Oaxaca´s glorious musical past. The seven organs that are now playable have been featured in the eight International Organ and Early Music Festivals sponsored by the Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca (IOHIO), which is now releasing recordings of the concerts given during these festivals as part of the series “Historic Organs of Oaxaca, Mexico”. This series brings the sound of these remarkable 18th century instruments to the general public, not only demonstrating the unique and brilliant character of the instruments but also providing exciting performances by distinguished organists. In the first volume of the series, Swiss organist GUY BOVET performs on the organ of San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya (built before 1735, restored 1991). His exciting program reveals the robust sound of this organ, which synchronizes beautifully with the acoustics of the church. The CD includes a 20-page booklet in English and Spanish with an essay by Barbara Owen about the Oaxacan organs in general and one by Cicely Winter about the specific organ itself. [total playing time 45:19] CABEZÓN: Fabordones del primer tono
Dulce memoria
Diferencias sobre la Gallarda Milanesa
CORREA DE ARAUXO: Tiento del quinto tono
Tiento (I, III) de dos tiples del segundo tono
Tiento tercero (XVIII) del cuarto tono
CABANILLES: Tocata II de má esquerra
Pasacalles II
BLASCO DE NEBRA: Fandango de España
BOVET: Improvisation on Oaxacan themes

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