Domingo de Ramos
The Choral Music of Passiontide in Puerto Rico
One short year after the US invasion of Puerto Rico, one of the island’s most prolific composers would pass away on November 27th, 1899. Felipe Gutiérrez y Espinosa’s musical contributions, however, would echo beyond the walls of the Catedral de San Juan for decades to come. This brief lecture recital will investigate Gutiérrez’s immense compositional output and his impact on the musical environment of Puerto Rico throughout the 19th century and beyond.
This program will feature new editions of Gutiérrez’s Pasión del Domingo de Ramos and Misa de Réquiem n°2 and will be accompanied by choral works by Puerto Rican composers from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Popule Meus by Esther Alejandro de León
Caligaverunt Oculi Mei by Alex Whittington
Cántico de Simeón by Roberto Milano
Lux Aeterna by Roberto Sierra
Padre Nuestro by Esther Alejandro de León
Pasión del Domingo de Ramos by Felipe Gutiérrez y Espinosa (SATB edition by Alex Whittington)
Introit from Misa de Difuntos by Abel di Marco
Misa de Réquiem n°2 by Felipe Gutiérrez y Espinosa (SATB edition by Alex Whittington)
In Paradisum by Guarionex Morales Matos
Texts and translations may be found here.
A livestream will appear in our Facebook event shortly before 7:45 pm EST.
This concert is presented in partial fulfillment of the degree requirements for the Master of Arts in Music History and is generously supported by the Music and Spanish Departments.
All artwork by Avery Mitchell.
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Performance Dates & Times
April 2, 2023 - 7:45pm
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