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Music of the Spanish Renaissance

If you liked the period music used in the multi award-winning film ELIZABETH then you've already heard La Compañia perform ... but don't try to find them on the actual soundtrack album because you'll only find them here on this CD!

Featuring previously unreleased music heard in the ELIZABETH soundtrack!

La Compañia is set to broaden the horizons of early music in Australia with their exciting new CD, Music of the Spanish Renaissance. Featuring the expressive voice of soprano Vivien Hamilton and a variety of period instruments including cornetto, shawms, recorder, sackbuts, vihuela and percussion. Generously filled with seventeen tracks, this recording pays tribute to some of the great Spanish composers of the period and captures the joyful spirit of the 16th century minstrel band. The music is rhythmic, colourful, exciting and above all, spontaneous!


La Compañia

La Compañia, established in 1997, is dedicated to the music of the 16th century with a primary focus on loud winds and percussion, improvisation being a key element of the group's performance.

Press quotes

“The music is extremely attractive ... helps you set the scene of drums, sackbuts and cornetts ... The playing seems confident, assured and confident”

— Katherine Kemp, ABC 24 Hours

“an attractive mix ... the performances here are a constant elight ... a gem of a recording”

— Bill Hoffmann, Canberra Times

“A thumping good recording.”

— Madeleine Rowles, Early Music News, NSW

“a feast for the ears”

Sunday Herald Sun

“The appeal of the music is high ... the musical preparation is thorough and the recording well-balanced and forward.”

Sydney Morning Herald

“an excellent ensemble performing an unusual and beautiful repertoire ... I heartily recomment that you buy yourself a copy”

— Barnaby Ralph, Early Music Queensland

Audio previews

Track Listing

  1. El Balenton de los Zielos Diego de Pontac
  2. Oy, Joseph Francisco Guerrero
  3. A un nino Ilorando Francisco Guerrero
  4. El Fuego Mateo Flecha the Elder
  5. Fantasía suela del quarto tono Enríquez de Valderrábano
  6. De Antequera sale el moro Miguel de Fuenllana
  7. Hola Han pastorcillos Dom Gabriel
  8. Rodrigo Martinez (Anonymous)
  9. Si habrá en este baldrés Juan del Encina
  10. Claros y frescos rios Alonso Mudarra
  11. Si me Ilaman, a mi Ilaman Alonso Mudarra
  12. Nino Dios d'amor herido Francisco Guerrero
  13. Levanta, Pascual Juan del Encina
  14. Pero que seja a gente (Anonymous)
  15. Partístesos, mis amores Juan del Encina
  16. La Spagna Heirich Isaac
  17. Hoy comamos y bebamos Juan del Encina



Where to buy

Music of the Spanish Renaissance is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Thomas Grubb
Release date
© 2000 Move Records
℗ 2000 Move Records
Classical, Early music
Catalogue number
MD 3225
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574322521