The Marvels of Mexico #2002
…delight in the historic sounds of modest and monumental instruments in Mexico City and Oaxaca province.
Filler – SCRONX (see above)
Filler – ANONYMOUS: Sin Titulo (see above)
See Michael Barone's photos of Oaxacan organs by clicking here.
With commentary from Cicely Winter of the Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca (IOHIO), we enjoy performances on 17th and 18th century instruments at the Cathedrals of Oaxaca (1712 Chávez) and Mexico City (1695 Sesma + 1735 Nassarre), and Oaxacan area churches (1726 Anonymous/San Andrés, Zautla; 1725 Anonymous/San Jeronimo, Tlacochahuaya; 1792 Neri/Templo de Santa Maria de la Asunción, Tlacolula; Tamazulapan; 18th c. Anonymous/Santa María Asunción, Tlaxaco), many recorded during the 2018 IOHIO Festival. Read more about that festival here.
IOHIO has released five albums devoted to historic instruments in the Oaxaca region, available in the USA through the Organ Historical Society:
• Volume 1 – Guy Bovet at Tlacochahuaya
• Volume 2 – José Suárez Molina at Oaxaca Cathedral
• Volume 3 – Robert Bates at Oaxaca Cathedral
• Volume 4 – Luigia Ferdinando Tagliavini at Tlacochahuaya
• Volume 5 – Cecily Winter & Valentin Hernandez (percussion) at Oaxaca Cathedral
The next International Organ and Early Music Festivals in Oaxaca, sponsored by IOHIO, is scheduled for February 18-23, 2020. Don't miss out!
These additional articles, from Vox Humana, may be of some interest:
For further listening, check out episode 0242, dedicated to the inaugural festival in Oaxaca.