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New BMRE: The Black Composer in the 16th-18th Centuries

New BMRE: The Black Composer in the 16th-18th Centuries

Center for Black Music Research
Columbia College Chicago

New Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director

Featuring Ars Musica Chicago
Andrew Schultze, Artistic Director

Lisa Flores, soprano
Nadine Gomez, soprano
Christine Schultze, soprano
Lydia Snow, soprano
Juliann Zavala, mezzo-soprano
Sidni Kiely, alto
Gregory Peebles, tenor
Martez Rucker, baritone
Andrew Schultze, bass
Donald Neale, harpsichord


Kromanti (18th century)Anonymous
Twelve Country Dances for the Year 1779 (1779)Ignatius Sancho (1729–80)
Cutford Heath Camp
Strawberrys and Cream
The Royal Bishop
Duchess of Devonshires Reel
Mungo's Delight
Bushy Park
The Complaint (1769)Ignatius Sancho
Anacreon Ode XIII (ca. 1769)Ignatius Sancho
Esa noche yo baila (17th century)Anonymous
El Congo (1789)Anonymous
Transcribed by Bishop Martinez Companon (1789)
El son de la Má Teodora (17th century)Teodora Ginés (ca. 1572–1625)
Romance (ca. 1780)Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–99)
Arette d'Iphigenie en Tauride (ca. 1780)Chevalier de Saint-Georges
String Quartet no. 1 in C Major, op. 1 no. 1 (1780)Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Ashley Horne, violin
Rachel Handlin, violin
Reneé Baker, viola
Ed Moore, cello


All'hor ch'ignuda (1552)Vicente Lusitano (ca. 1522–after 1561)
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes (1813)José Maurício Nuñes-Garcia (1767–1830)
Dies sanctificatus (1793)José Maurício Nuñes-Garcia
Ave Maria (from Matinas do Natal,1799)José Maurício Nuñes-Garcia
Arranged by Andrew Schultze
Tota pulchra es Maria (1783)José Maurício Nuñes-Garcia
Laudate pueri (1813)José Maurício Nuñes-Garcia

The event was presented in collaboration with Chicago Park District's South Shore Cultural Center, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the state of Illinois; and a congressionally directed grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library services. Additional operating funds were provided in part by the Sara Lee Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with in-kind support from American Airlines.