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Art Music of the Day: Sonata para Flauta y Cembalo from La Antorcha Encendida

Posted in Art Music, Arts & Culture, The Journal of Mexican Art Music by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on November 13, 2011

This was composed by Jorge Avendaño for La antorcha encendida, a dramatic series for television about Mexican Independence.

The piece is set for flute and harpshichord and it is fashioned in an 18th century Baroque style, reminiscent of J.S. Bach.

Works like these were quite common during the colonial period in New Spain. Many works like these were found archived in the cathedrals of Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca. Refer to the series of audio recordings México Barroco to become familiarized with this important genre of Mexican cultural patrimony and the composers that were active during that period.

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