Cantus Mexicanus

Tactus SF presents:

Cantus Mexicanus

Renaissance Choral Music of New Spain

Elizabeth Kimble, Music Director
Susan Swerdlow, Associate Conductor
August 26, 2023
Saturday, 4:00 pm

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
3281 16th St
San Francisco, CA
August 27, 2023
Sunday, 4:00 pm

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA

Concert Program (PDF) / Texts and Translations

The vocal music of colonial Latin America was a vibrant fusion of European and native traditions. Our concert will feature cathedral motets and popular music by composers who learned their craft in Spain as well as those, both colonial and indigenous, who were born and educated in the New World. Historical information about the composers and their backgrounds will be shared during the concert, enriching the understanding of the cultural context behind the music.

Concert Program:
Vidi turbam - Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (ca. 1590–1664)
Hanacpachap Cussicuinin - anonymous (published 1631)
Aufer a nobis - Francisco López Capillas (c. 1608–1674)
Xicochi xicochi conetzintle - Gaspar Fernandes 1570– died sometime before 1629)
Sancta Maria - anonymous
Coenantibus autem illis - Juan de Lienas (first half 17th century)
Lamentatio - Lienas
Salve regina - José Cascante (second half 17th century)
Dios itlaçonantzine - Don Hernán Franco 16th century)
Stabat mater - Padilla
Magnificat - Hernando Franco (1532–1585)