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Academy of Ancient Music - New Worlds: South America

Wednesday 24 November 2021
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
The Academy of Ancient Music and VOCES8 travel from Rome to Peru, as they trace the remarkable journey of Domenico Zipoli: priest, traveller and composer extraordinaire.

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The baroque world was wider – and more wonderful – than we often assume. Domenico
Zipoli began his career as a student of Scarlatti in Rome, and ended it as one of the most
striking European voices in the music of South America. Today the AAM uncovers his legacy
and his world, in company with a group of singers who’ve become a byword for sonic
adventure, VOCES8.
Zipoli’s own gorgeously rich and expressive sacred music takes its place alongside the
works that inspired him: music by Palestrina, Pasquini, Scarlatti and Gabrieli, as well as the
indigenous voices of South America itself. It’s a lively and thought-provoking perspective on
the wider world of the baroque tradition, and with VOCES8 – the group that critics have
called ‘the Rolls Royce of British a capella ensembles’ – joining Laurence Cummings and the
AAM, it’ll positively sparkle.
Anon. Hanacpachap cussicuinin
Pasquini Sinfonia from La Sete di Christo
Zipoli Tantum Ergo
Zipoli Verso do organo
A Scarlatti Dixit Dominus
Zipoli Confitebor tibi
Diego Sanchez de Cáseda Silencio, no chiste al aire
Zipoli Beatus Vir
G Gabrieli Sonata No.21 for 3 violins
Zipoli Laudate Dominum
Palestrina Magnificat primi toni
Marini Sonata in eco for 3 violins
Zipoli Tantum Ergo
A Scarlatti Gloria Patri (from the Dixit Dominus)
Roger Jacinto de Chavarria Naranjito Hisiño
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings director & harpsichord


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