Música Temprana

The lamentations of Cusco

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Utrecht, Domkerk
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Why does the San Antonio Abad archive in Cusco house so many lamentations? Did a local tradition exist and if so: why? Did the oppressed people recognise themselves in the lamentations of the prophet Jeremiah? Did Jerusalem’s fate resonate in the ruins left by the colonists? 

Cusco was once the capital of the Incas, the Rome of South America. A few decades after the arrival of conquistador Pizarro, a cathedral stood there. The music, too, was European, with lamentations initially following Spanish polyphonic trends, but by around 1750 becoming permeated with Italianisms. Música Temprana presents the results of a heroic round of transcription and reconstruction in its selection of lamentations and villancicos de pasión from Cusco and Sucre. 


  • Anonymous

    Lamentación, Miércoles Sancto a 7

    Cuzco 18th century
  • Juan de Araujo

    Lamentación, Miércoles, a 4

  • Anonymous

    Responsorios, a 4
    In Monte Oliveti
    Tristis est anima mea
    Ecce vidimus eum

    Córdoba 18th century
  • Anonymous

    Lamentación 1ª, Jueves Santo, a 5

    Cuzco 18th century
  • Anonymous

    Stabat Mater: Ane nupaquima suchetaña

    Chiquitos 18th century
  • Andrés Flores

    Con tan tierno llanto, a 2

    fl. 1650-1712
  • Anonymous

    Lamentación 2ª Miércoles, a 3

    Cuzco 18th century
  • Anonymous

    Lamentación 2ª, Viernes Santo, a 4

    Cuzco 18th century
  • Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco

    Lamentación 1ª Miércoles, a 7

    Programme subject to change



  • Lina López, Olalla Alemán soprano
  • Victoria Cassano, Luciana Cueto alto
  • Jan van Elsacker, Camilo Delgado Díaz tenor
  • Pablo Acosta bass
  • François de Rudder, Wouter Verschuren dulcian
  • Johanna Seitz harp
  • Nick Milne viola da gamba
  • Jorge López Escribano organ
  • Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel guitar, musical direction

About the performers

Founded in 2001 by Argentine-Dutch conductor Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel, Música Temprana specialises in Baroque repertoire from Latin America. Música Temprana's musicians are classically trained, but all have musical roots in the Latin American music tradition, so Baroque and folklore go hand in hand. The repertoire comes mainly from the archives, cathedrals and Jesuit missions of Latin America, where Rodríguez Van der Spoel regularly searches for forgotten compositions. 

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