Dame Albricia Mano Anton (Gaspar Fernandes)

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  • (Posted 2020-06-17)  CPDL #59290:     
Editor: Robert Stevenson (submitted 2020-06-17).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This transcription was made by Dr. Robert Stevenson and is part of the Latin American Colonial Music Anthology published in 1975. No corrections were maid, even though the text presents slight differences in similar passages. (Accidentals missing in the last chorus section).

General Information

Title: Dame Albricia Mano Anton
Composer: Gaspar Fernandes

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularVillancico

Language: Creole Spanish
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1975
Description: This vocal composition is a Negrito, or Guineo in four voices. A popular genre of vocal polyphonic music that imitated the spanish that african slaves spoke. Such pieces usually present a dialog between two participants and a tutti polyphonic section. The rhythmic treatment is thought to be inspired by african music. Albeit, in these pieces, it is apropiated and stylized in a polyphonic manner.

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