Programs
Francis Xavier: Journey to the East (Fall 2019)

FRANCIS XAVIER: JOURNEY TO THE EAST
1506 – 1553

1. EUROPE IN THE AGE OF HUMANISM 

I. Birth and youth of Francis Xavier 
Shino no netori (shinobue: Hiroyuqui Koinuma)
Pedro de Escobar. Villancico: Virgen bendita sin par (CMP 416) 
Heinrich Isaac. Lied: O Welt, Ich muß dich lassen 
Pavana “La Battaglia”

II. Studies at the University of Paris (1525-1536)
Reibo (shakuhachi: Ichiro Seki)
Claude de Sermisy. Benedic anima mea 

III. Journey to Italy and the Foundation of the Society of Jesus
7 Anonymous: Pavana del Re - Saltarello (Mss. Venice)
Fanfare: Pax in nomine Domini
Hymn: O gloriosa Domina 

IV. From Lisbon to Africa and India
Raga on O gloriosa Domina (sarod: Daud Sadozai) 
Anonymous: Laïli Djân (instr.) 
Mateo Flecha: San Sabeya, gugurumbé 

(49 minutes)

2. A NEW WORLD OF CULTURE. ARRIVAL IN JAPAN

V. Arrival in Japan
Improvisation (shakuhachi & biwa: Ichiro Seki & Junko Ueda) 
Cristóbal de Morales. Ad Matutinum: Circumdederunt me 
Honnôji (biwa & chant: Junko Ueda) 

VI. A new world of culture
Hymn: O gloriosa Domina (Oratio Christianorum Ocultorum) 
Improvisations (shakuhachi, biwa & shinobue, shakuhachi & biwa, biwa)
Improvisation (shakuhachi: Ichiro Seki) 
Francisco de la Torre. Villancico: Adorámoste, Señor (CMP 444) 

VII. Approaching the Closed Gates of China
Improvisation (biwa: Junko Ueda)
Cristóbal de Morales. In Secundo Nocturno: Ne recorderis 
Rangyoku (nokan: Hiroyuqui Koinuma)

The enduring testament of Francis Xavier
Anonymous (China). Ave Maria (pentatonic) 

(47 minutes)

 

PERFORMERS

Guest musicians
JAPAN
Junko Ueda, Voice & Biwa
Ichiro Seki, Shakuhachi
Masako Hirao, Bass viol
Hiroyuki Koinuma, Shinobue & Nokan

INDIA
Prabhu Edouard, Tablas

AFGHANISTAN
Daud Sadozai, Sarod

La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Lucía Martín-Cartón, Soprano
David Sagastume, Countertenor
Víctor Sordo, Tenor
Lluís Vilamajó, Tenor
Furio Zanasi, Baritone
Pieter Stas, Bass

Hespèrion XXI
Belén Nieto, Flutes
Jean-Pierre Canihac, Cornett
Béatrice Delpierre, Shawm
Daniel Lassalle, Sackbut
Joaquim Guerra, Dulcian
Jordi Savall, Treble viol
Imke David, Tenor viol
Philippe Pierlot, Bass viol
Xavier Díaz-Latorre, Vihuela & Guitar
Andrew Lawrence-King, Psaltery & Harp
Luca Guiglielmi, Organ
David Mayoral, Percussion

Narrator: John Douglas Thompson

Direction: Jordi Savall

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Posted: Jun-12-2019
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