The Orange Tree Courtyard - Recorder Music at Seville Cathedral / The Royal Wind Music
The Cathedral of Seville is a gigantic building even by today's standards – in 1401, the city's ecclesiastical superiors decided to build a huge church in place of the former mosque, which future generations would still marvel at and which is one of the largest churches in the world. From the former mosque, the magnificent tower "La Giralda" remains, as well as the courtyard planted with orange trees, which also gives the name to the new CD by The Royal Wind Music.
The flute consort, consisting of 11 recorders of all sizes, takes the listener on a walk around and into the cathedral and lets Renaissance works created for this place sound at each station. The walk begins in the famous orange tree courtyard, goes to the magnificent altar of the Virgin Mary, looks out over the city from the tower, visits the tombs of the musicians Francisco Guerrero and Francisco Peraza as well as Christopher Columbus' son, the scholar Hernando Colon, until the path ends again in the courtyard. The music gathers the Who's Who of the Spanish Renaissance: Pedro de Escobar, Francisco Guerrero, Cristobal de Morales, Miguel de Fuenllana, to name but a few.
Release Date: April 21, 2023
Catalog Number: PC10448
Label: Pan Classics
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: María Martínez Ayerza, Pedro de Escobar, Francisco Guerrero, Cristobal de Morales, Juan Vasquez, Miguel de Fuenllana, Francisco de Peraza, Enric de Paris, Alonso Mudarra, Alonso Lobo, Francisco de Peñalosa
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Royal Wind Music