La Romanesca presents a portrait of the musical diversity of Spanish song in the period immediately preceding both the great expulsion and Columbus' great voyages. Music of christian, moorish, jewish Spain before 1492.
Imagine Spain's most glorious, powerful and corrupt era! La Romanesca has constructed a portrait of the musical diversity of Spanish song before 1492, that is, the great expulsion and Columbus' great voyages. A highly evocative and historically enlightening collection of Sephardic songs, the 13th century 'Cantigas de Santa Maria', Jarchas and music from the Christian courts of the 15th and 16th Century.
A leading force in early music in Australia since 1978, La Romanesca has developed a special interest in the performance of mediaeval monophonic and polyphonic song, although the group's repertory spans the twelfth to seventeenth centuries.
“... fearless virtuosity.”
— Clive O'Connell, The Age
- Por allí pasó un cavallero (Traditional)
- El Rey de Francia (Traditional)
- Moriscos, los mis moriscos (Traditional)
- El Polo (Traditional)
- Mui gran dereit' é das bestias obedecer, No. 52 (Traditional)
- Tod' ome deve loor dar, No. 230 (Traditional)
- Da que Deus mamou o leite do seu peito, No.77 (Traditional)
- A Madre de Deus devemos tener mui cara, No. 51 (Traditional)
- Ben ya sahhara Aurora Moreno Esteban Valdivieso
- Ben aindi habibi Aurora Moreno Esteban Valdivieso
- Perdí la mia rrueca (Anonymous)
- De Antequera salió el moro (Anonymous) Arr: Miguel de Fuenllana
- Danza alta Francisco de la Torre
- Pase el agoa (Anonymous)
- Tres morillas (Anonymous)
- Hartley Newnham · countertenor, percussion
- Ruth Wilkinson · vielle, recorder, voice
- Ros Bandt · recorder, flute, psaltery, percussion, voice
- John Griffiths · lute, vihuela, percussion