Performers: Maria Cristina Kiehr, Otto Rastbichler, Josep Benet, Josep Cabré, Roberto Festa, Koko Taylor, Hugh Sandilands, Renée Stock, Sergi Casademunt, René Van Laken
Playing time: 63'
Recording date: August 1991
The Segovia Songbook was compiled in Spain c.1500; it contains a subtantial number of pieces by composers working elsewhere, as well as a variety of genres. This program begins with Franco-Flemish composers, and then proceeds to Spanish composers (pivoting on Urreda who apparently moved to Spain from the Low Countries, changing his name from Johannes Wreede in the process).
Although this performance uses a variety of vocal & instrumental combinations, the texture is overwhelmingly vocal. The pace is slow and serious.
A classic recording devoted exclusively to the villancico genre:
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