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Various Composers
Avecillas Sonoras 18thC Latin America
Etcetera Records
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Avecillas Sonoras is a selection vocal works for two voices from the rich archives of the Latin American cathedrals. Most of them are villancicos dating from the early 18th century. The villancico is characterized by a combination oflively rhythms. This and other characteristics can be traced back to the development of Spanish baroque music. In the second half of the 17th century Spanish musicians began to compose in a different way by introducing the tripletime.

Within a polyphonic and madrigal-like framework, it is precisely this rhythmic characteristic that brings out the richest, most virtuoso and varied qualities of this music. The best-known villancicos are those written for Christmas, with Gascons, gypsies, Africans, Galicians, or Indians as shepherds.
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