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MS Spanish Renaissance: Spanish Renaissance


Indiana University maintains a categorized website, probably the best overall source:

Here are some other examples:

Index to Renaissance vocal music in collections:
(This is an index to collections at York University, Ontario, Canada)

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music:
A project of several British institutions to digitize some old and fragile manuscripts; some are from the Renaissance.

Music Audio Files

Nashville Early Music Ensemble - NEME
Oy comamos y bebamos - 
Juan del Encina - lively and fun (see more versions below)
Gaudete  --  Fum Fum Fum  --   Con el vito

Oy comamos y bebamos - Juan del Encina - lively and fun - Renaissance band and singers
Oy comamos y bebamos -
 Juan del Encina - same piece as above  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Rodrigo Martinez - Anonymous 15th Century - Spanish Renaissance Kings Singers  Lyrics
Folia - an early Folia (improvisational method with a simple melody in minor key)
Yo soy la locura - Henri de Bailly - French passacaglia style but sung in Spanish
La Tarantela - Atrium Musicae de Madrid

E la don don - The Renaissance Quartet/Project 3 PR 7000SD
Vésame y abràcame - New York ProMusica/Decca DL9409
Riu chiu is a 16th century Spanish villancico (carol) arranged in a South American folkloric style. Here are 7 versions of it. Like to sing along?? Here are the lyrics.
Ríu chíu - Nashville Early Music Ensemble - NEME
Ríu chíu - Cuarteto Zupay
Ríu chíu - Chanticleer
Ríu chíu - The Monkees with Chip Davis (performed in their Christmas 1967 episode)
Ríu chíu - The Monkees with Davy
Ríu chíu - Eric Tingstad
Ríu chíu - Unknown Instumental

Hachas - Popular Variations - Villancete - Seguidilla - Huete
Nicanor Zabaleta, soloist/Counterpoint 509 and 5542
Marionas - Tarantela - Luz y Norte/Lucas Ribavaz (CD)
A la nanita - La magarideta - El pobre alegre
Madrigal Chorus of Madrid/Odyssey 32160148


Euro Docs-Primary Documents

  • Anuario de Estudios Medievales (Yearbook of Medieval Studies)
    An open-access publication that includes history of politics, society, economy, culture, religion, science, art, literature, thought, and philosophy, etc.
  • Spanish National Historical Archive  Icon
    An open archive with government and administrative information from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age. Includes 5 databases (click on the dog icon to go directly to database page).
  • Virtual Library of Written Heritage
    La Biblioteca Virtual de Patrimonio Bibliográfico, or Virtual Library of Written Heritage, is a cooperative project between the Ministry of Culture and the Autonomous Communities with the objective of sharing digital objects like manuscripts and printed books that form part of the Spanish Cultural heritage.

Music Video Files



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