New World Baroque
Sherborne Abbey, Dorset
Journey with us to explore just a little of the vast treasury of music written in the two hundred years following the discovery of the Americas, which, surprisingly, still remains little explored in today’s global age.
The establishment of Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church happened very quickly, and with it, the composition of much music, which was already an important social and spiritual element in the lives of the Native Indians, particularly the Aztecs and the Incas. The result is an amazing and unique fusion of European, African and South American cultures and musical styles. Enjoy and discover music by composers such as Padilla, Fernandez, Franco and Zipoli.