Seraphic Fire is celebrating 500 years of Spain in Florida with a unique overview of music from “The Golden Age of Spain.” Artistic Director Patrick Quigley has done considerable research into Spanish vocal music of the 14th through 16th centuries, unearthing scores that have rarely been performed by contemporary choral ensembles.
In his opening remarks Wednesday night, Quigley pointed out that many of these works were intended for worship, processional and informal functions at the Spanish court. Some existed in abbreviated one-page scores, requiring considerable elaboration and reconstruction. The musicological journey resulted in a joyous evening that juxtaposed reverent and rousing musical fare.
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