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Pajarillos Fugitivos

Pajarillos Fugitivos


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Pajarillos Fugitivos / Jonatan Alvarado & Sofia Pedro

Spanish songs, away from home

“These songs, their stories, are still relevant and their capacity to move musicians and audiences remains intact.”

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Spanish songs, away from home

The songs included in this album come from diverse origins, united by the subtle narrative, poetic and musical threads all common to the Spanish repertoire. Pieces of literary traditions from the XVI and XVII centuries are intermingled with others belonging to folkloric ones, all of them taken from non-Spanish sources, and organized into five thematic groups, alternating between each other as if they were refined panels in a Renaissance altarpiece.
Engaging with this music involves entering a singularly vast field, rich with centuries old intersections, borrowings and appropriations between cultures; a natural occurrence, considering the identity of the the old American colonial territories and their population – their complex and mixed nature. Through this program I aim to expose the varied processes of appropriation and transculturation, especially significant to the Latin American colonial
repertoire, informed by the interpretative tradition that I inherited and built between the spheres of the ‘popular’ and the ‘academic’: the comings and goings of tropes, images, melodies, from the mouth of the people to the written page, and from there again, transformed into popular songs, to the musical practices of my referents, my teachers and, finally, to my own.  [Jonatan Alvarado]



1 Que importa que yo lo calle Anonymous/Codex Zuola
2 Pajarillo fugitivo Anonymous/Codex Zuola
3 Duo de Josquin Enrique Valderrábano
4 Hijos de Eva tributarios Anonymous/Codex Zuola
5 Malograda Fuentecilla Anonymous/Codex Zuola
6 Oh, pajarillo que cantas Traditional from Argentina
7 A cierto galán su dama Anonymous/Codex Zuola
8 El zorzal y la calandria Traditional from Argentina
9 El pajarillo Traditional from Argentina
10 Soneto V Enrique Valderrábano
11 Quando borda el campo verde Etienne Moulinié
12 Soneto II Enrique Valderrábano
13 Repicaban las campanillas Etienne Moulinié
14 En el valle, Inés Anonymous/Gabriel Bataille
15 Porque tan firme os adoro Anonymous/Codex Zuola
16 Fantasía del cuarto modo Luis de Milan
17 Romance de Doña Ines de Castro Anonymous
18 Don Pedro a quien los crueles Anonymous/Codex Zuola
19 Rio de Sevilla Anonymous/Gabriel Bataille
20 Ribericas del Río de Manzanares Etienne Moulinié
21 Por la verde orilla del claro Tormes Etienne Moulinié
22 Orillas del claro Tajo Etienne Moulinié
23 Entre dos álamos verdes Anonymous/Codex Zuola