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This on line material consisting of some 10,000 pages, is of uneven quality. Much of it is illegible or legible only with extreme difficulty. Some of the works are incomplete, it seems because pages are missing or have been destroyed or damaged. Modern scanned copies of the material can, however, be obtained from the Cathedral Archive.
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This on line material consisting of some 10,000 pages, is of uneven quality. In some cases the original itself is in poor condition or difficult to read because of fading. In other cases transfer to microfilm has not always been successful and subsequent digitisation of the microfilm has led to further degrading. Much of the material is therefore illegible or legible only with extreme difficulty. Some of the works are incomplete, it seems because pages are missing or have been destroyed or damaged.
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The following is a list of works from the archive which are included in the Choral Public Domain Library. They represent a tiny proportion of the total. Most of them have been transcribed from the microfilms. Others, well known works (marked with an asterisk *), have been transcribed from other sources)
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The following is a list of works from the archive which are included in the Choral Public Domain Library. They represent a tiny proportion of the total. Most of them have been transcribed from the microfilms. Others, well known works (marked with an asterisk *), have been transcribed from other sources).
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Revision as of 09:38, 4 April 2013

Alias: Musica colonial

Cathedral, Antigua, Guatemala

Page maintained by Jonathan Goodliffe

Introduction

The Música Colonial Archive is an archive of manuscript and printed music originally held at the cathedral in Antigua, Guatemala's former capital city. Some of the works have been transcribed and some of the transcriptions are available on CPDL (see list below)

The works date from the 16th to the 18th centuries. A large number of works from the archive have been microfilmed. The microfilm versions, or some of them, have in turn been digitised and are on line at the Música Colonial Management Site, hosted by Miami University Libraries. Musicologist Robert Stevenson has carried out considerable research work on the archive. He has transcribed a large number of works included in it. In so doing he appears to have had access to the originals and to many works not included in the Música Colonial Management Site. The archive includes works by major Spanish composers for which there is no other source. These include Morales' "Missa sobre las voces" and Ceballos' "Missa octavi toni".

Música Colonial Digital Archive

Image of printed source illustrating poor condition of Guatemala archive

The Música Colonial project —at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio— is an initiative to preserve, digitize, and provide online access to mostly handwritten and some printed Colonial times cathedral music scores. The scores have mostly Spanish lyrics with some works in Latin. The collection is in microfilm format. It is archived at the Mesoamerican Center for Regional Research (CIRMA) located in Antigua, Guatemala.

Image showing poor reproduction of many items in the Guatemala archive

The collection was borrowed from CIRMA and brought to the Miami University Libraries in Spring 2002 by professor Mario Ortiz, who was teaching at Miami University at the time. The collection consists of 811 cathedral music works (more than 10,000 pages) by different composers from the colonial times. One of the composers is the famous 17th Century Mexican nun and feminist Sor Juan Inés de la Cruz (see her villancico in the list below).

In 2003, a graduate assistant, hired by the library, performed and completed the scanning of the collection from its original microfilm format into TIFF format. In 2004, John Millard, now Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship, reprocessed the TIFF master files and created encoded copies using DjVu —an open source format that allows high-quality of scanned documents to be stored and made available on the web. Ting Gan implemented the current management site in 2005. Between 2006-2008, Thomas Garcia, professor in the Miami University Department of Music, coordinated a group of students and transcribed selected items. Various fields and methodologies of research can be done on this collection because of its multi-faceted and culturally rich content. The current transcription work available on this site is an excellent example of the type of online collaboration needed to complete the transcription process.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please contact Elias Tzoc, project lead for the upcoming Música Colonial Digital Archive scheduled to be launched sometime in 2013. The ultimate project goals include: provide public access to the collection’s original handwritten music score images, enable online collaboration for the transcription process, and create a more readable and aesthetically presentable version of the files with PDF and MIDI formats.

Condition of source material

This on line material consisting of some 10,000 pages, is of uneven quality. In some cases the original itself is in poor condition or difficult to read because of fading. In other cases transfer to microfilm has not always been successful and subsequent digitisation of the microfilm has led to further degrading. Much of the material is therefore illegible or legible only with extreme difficulty. Some of the works are incomplete, it seems because pages are missing or have been destroyed or damaged.

Modern scanned copies of the original material such as it is can, however, be obtained from the Cathedral Archive.

External links

List of works available on CPDL

The following is a list of works from the archive which are included in the Choral Public Domain Library. They represent a tiny proportion of the total. Most of them have been transcribed from the microfilms. Others, well known works (marked with an asterisk *), have been transcribed from other sources).

Selection of material for transcription has been influenced not only by musical interest but also by whether the online copies are legible or not. So, for instance, the villancicos of José de Torres are mostly legible, whereas the works of other composers may not be.

Title Composer Parts Notes
Missa quarti toni Allegri, GregorioGregorio Allegri 4 Probably not authentic, but nonetheless a remarkable work
Christus natus est nobis II AnonymousAnonymous 5
Missa de bomba Bermúdez, PedroPedro Bermúdez 4 Parodied from the ensalada "La Bomba" ("The Pump") by Mateo Flecha el Viejo
Pastoras alegres Castellanos, Rafael AntonioRafael Antonio Castellanos 3
Missa octavi toni Ceballos, Rodrigo deRodrigo de Ceballos 4
Missa tertii toni Ceballos, Rodrigo deRodrigo de Ceballos 4
Missa cum quatuor vocibus Colin, PierrePierre Colin 4
Madre, la de los primores Cruz, Juana Inés de laJuana Inés de la Cruz 4
Ave maris stella Durón, SebastiánSebastián Durón 8
Ay de mí, que el llanto y la tristeza Durón, SebastiánSebastián Durón 1 Mezzo-soprano
Negliya que quele Durón, SebastiánSebastián Durón 4 A "Negrito" in Mexican Creole
Salve regina Durón, SebastiánSebastián Durón 8 Also known as "Salve de ecos"
Lauda Sion Escalada, FranciscoFrancisco Escalada 8
A siolos molenos Mendoza, Gabriel Garcia deGabriel Garcia de Mendoza 4 A "Negrito" in Mexican Creole
Válgame dios y que tres Pacheco, Fabián GarcíaFabián García Pacheco 3 A Christmas villancico
Lamentación de Jeremías Gonzales, GerónimoGerónimo Gonzales 8
Amantes serafines Iribarren, Juan Francés deJuan Francés de Iribarren 4 Jubilant villancico with horns and violins
Missa sobre las voces Morales, Cristóbal deCristóbal de Morales 4 A mass on the Aretine scale (super voces musicales)
Various settings of the Magnificat * Morales, Cristóbal deCristóbal de Morales
Para un triunfo que el orbe Nebra, José deJosé de Nebra 8 Very lively responsory
Rompan los vagos espacios Nebra, José deJosé de Nebra 4
Salve regina Nebra, José deJosé de Nebra 8
Missa sine nomine a 4 Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi daGiovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 4 Score on IMSLP. A distinct work from the "Missa sine nomine a 4" on CPDL
Una escuela de muchachos Quirós, Manuel José deManuel José de Quirós 4
Missa a cuatro voces Rivera, Juan Matias deJuan Matias de Rivera 4
Missa a 4 de quinto tono punto bajo Serra, LuisLuis Serra 4
Aleph. Ego vir videns Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Treble solo
A el abismo de gracia Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo. Final coplas incomplete.
Afectos amantes Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo
Alienta mortal Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo
Ay que favor Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo
Cercadme flores Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo
Con afecto y armonía Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo
Favor, gracia y pureza Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo
Hermosa blanca nube Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo
Reloj que señala Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo
Sosiega tu quebranto Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Soprano or Treble solo. Virtuoso violin part
Convite da el amor Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Contralto or male Alto solo
La antorcha bella Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Contralto or male Alto solo
Pues a sus luces bellas Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Contralto or male Alto solo
Tierno embozado amante Torres, José deJosé de Torres 1 Contralto or male Alto solo
Missa a 4 Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Latin text, 8 part Agnus dei II
Missa annuntiate nobis Torres, José deJosé de Torres 8 Latin text, violin and oboe accompaniment
Regina coeli Torres, José deJosé de Torres 5 Latin text. Attribution doubtful.
Veni sancte spiritus Torres, José deJosé de Torres 8 Latin text
Miren que flor Torres, José deJosé de Torres 3 Spanish text. Accompaniment missing
A la misteriosa cena Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Spanish text
Al subir para el empíreo Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Spanish text
Arpones dulces Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Spanish text
Buena la han hecho Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Spanish text. Attribution questionable
Carta maravillosa Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Spanish text
En obsequios rendidos Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Spanish text
Miren una gloria Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Spanish text
Perlas luces Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Spanish text
Un reloj Torres, José deJosé de Torres 4 Spanish text
A la reina del socorro Torres, José deJosé de Torres 7 Spanish text
Atended reverentes Torres, José deJosé de Torres 8 Spanish text. Second violin part may be missing.
La gloria se admire Torres, José deJosé de Torres 8 Spanish text
Para el mas glorioso triunfo Torres, José deJosé de Torres 8 Spanish text. Alto part in coplas section lost
Sacros deseos Torres, José deJosé de Torres 8 Spanish text
Si el espíritu divino Torres, José deJosé de Torres 8 Spanish text
Missa Ave maris stella * Victoria, Tomás Luis deTomás Luis de Victoria
Missa O quam gloriosum * Victoria, Tomás Luis deTomás Luis de Victoria