Chacona: Renaissance Spain In The Age Of Empire
Although this CD appears to be devoted to the chacona -- a New World dance imported to Spain in the sixteenth century -- the music is much more varied than the title suggests. Chacona: Renaissance Spain in the Age of Empire is a broad survey of song and dance styles prevalent in Spanish realms, reflecting influences from Moorish regions, the Canary Islands, and the Americas. The early music ensemble Ex Umbris provides examples of courtly and popular music under six headings -- Dance I, Love, Exile, Canario, The Ballad of Conde Claros, and Dance II -- a sensible arrangement for such a diverse program. All the performances are true to form and brilliantly executed, revealing deep scholarship and the virtuosic skills of the musicians on a wide array of instruments. Grant Herreid, Paul Shipper, and Tom Zajac are the core of Ex Umbris, and they are joined by guests Tina Chancey, Karen Hansen, Christa Patton, and Nell Snaidas. The expanded group handles the music sensitively and intimately, and only briefly...
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HPB condition ratings
- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: Dorian
- UPC: 053479320728