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Ministriles: Spanish Renaissance Wind Music

Mateo [1] Flecha , Grant Herreid , Luys de Narvaez , Anonymous , Juan Aranes , Spanish Anonymous , Francisco de la Torre , Juan del Encina , Francisco Guerrero , Joao IV of Portugal , David Ortega , Pedro Ruimonte , Manuel de Tavares , Alfonso de Mondejar , Alonso de Mudarra , Cancionero de Medinaceli Anonymous , Gaspar Fernandes , Piffaro Audio CD
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listen  1. Flecha: La guerra 5:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Dalza: Calata ala Spagnola 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Narvaez: Fantasía del cuarto tono 1:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Anonymous: Chacona ytaliana: "Sencilla pastora" 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Aranés: Chacona: "Una sarao de la chacona" 1:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Anonymous: Espanyoleta - Gayta 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Torre: Adoramus te, Senor 1:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Encina: Si habrá en este baldrés? 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Guerrero: [Untitled motet (Maria Magdalena et altera Maria)] 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Joao IV Of Portugal: Crux fidelis (Joao IV) - Panis Angelicus (Cardoso) - Crux fidelis reprise 4:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Ortega: Puesque me tienes, Miguel - Attributed to Ortega 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Rimonte: De la piel de sus ovejas 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Tavares: Parce mihi 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Anonymus: Alli in Midbar/Canario 3:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Mondéjar: Sospiros, pues que descansa 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. de Mudarra: Recuerde el alma dormida 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Guerrero: Huyd, huyd, o ciegos amadores 1:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Anonymous: Propinán de Melyor 2:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Anonymous: Ay Jhesús, qué mal frayle! 1:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Guerrero: Ojos claros y serenos 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Anonymous: Yntolerable rrayo! 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Fernandes: Pois con tanta graca 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Anonymous: Villano 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Anonymous: Paradetas 1:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Anonymous: Baile a finale 1:57$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: Piffaro
  • Composer: Mateo [1] Flecha, Grant Herreid, Luys de Narvaez, Anonymous, Juan Aranes, et al.
  • Audio CD (June 10, 2003)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Archiv Produktion
  • ASIN: B00008AD9Z
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #640,376 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely gorgeous! March 20, 2005
Format:Audio CD
A magnificent recording with enthralling melodies that will lift up your spirits. The bagpipes and flute pieces are simply wonderful. In quality, variety and every other aspect, Los Ministriles is certainly comparable to "Sinners and Saints", the great Renaissance dance music favorite, the only difference being that this CD only contains instrumental music (no songs).

It is just too bad very few people are aware of it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting Renaissance music July 2, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I saw a performance by the Globe Theatre that included a wonderful 5-piece English Renaissance musical ensemble. I went looking for some music like that --- music that included viols, lute, wind, reed, and percussion instruments. The particular sound wasn't easy to find, despite a plethora of English Renaissance CDs. This album of Spanish music from the 15th and 16th centuries actually came closer to the sound I was looking for. It alternates between haunting minor key melodies --- pavanes and the like --- and faster, livlier dance tunes. They're a wind ensemble, but there's actually a tune for solo lute. A lot of variety in a memorable and reasonably priced CD. I highly recommend it. (Although I hope Piffaro will consider recording a CD of English Renaissance music!)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, as usual. November 15, 2005
Format:Audio CD
'Los Ministriles, Spanish Renaissance Wind Music' is, I believe, the Philadelphia band, Piffaro's second or third album and I really find it more enjoyable than their parallel album on Italian Rennaissance music. The instruments are virtually identical, with a fair mix of stringed instruments added to round out the sound, but I really enjoyed the overall listening experience more. So, if you are unfamiliar with this band, get this album before the Italian or French albums.

This is an interesting contrast to the works of Begona Olavide and the Eduardo Paniagua Group' of which Olavide is a member. This Spanish group specializes in Medieval and Renaissance stringed instruments. And, from a purely subjective reaction, I prefer their work to Piffaro. I also think their scholarship is more interesting, but then, they are all Spanish, and Spanish specialists, so that is to be expected.

The visceral preference may be the only one worth banking on.

Worth the money, Olavide and Paniagua may be greater value.
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