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Friday September 29, 8:30 pm

harmonia del parnàs  
confiado jilguerillo
350 anniversary of the birth of Antoni Lliteres 1673-2023

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Marian Rosa Montagut, harpsichord and direction

Ruth Rosique, soprano

Belén Roig, soprano

Fernando Pascual, violin I

Sònia Benavent, violin II

Guillermo Martínez, cello


Confiado jilguerillo
350 anniversary of Antoni Lliteres´ birth 1673-2023

Antoni Lliteres (1673-1747)

Frondosa, apacible estancia, from the opera Los Elementos

El aire soy, from Los Elementos

Confiado jilguerillo, from Acis y Galatea      

José de Nebra (1702-1768)

Adiós prenda de mi amor, from Amor aumenta el valor      

¿Qué han de ser los maridos?, from Iphigenia en Tracia      

Francisco Hernández y Llana (ca.1700-1780)

Verso de segundillo

Pascual Fuentes (1721-1768)

Ayer con vista (Recitado - Aria)

Vicente Martín y Soler (1754-1806) 

L’innocenza  -  La speranza  -  La pastorella

José de Nebra (1702-1768)

Ídolo amado, de Viento es la dicha de Amor      

Antonio Ripa (1721-1795)

Si rayo a rayo (Introducción - Recitado - Aria)

Programme notes

Confiado jilguerillo is one of the arias from the Baroque zarzuela Acis y Galatea by the composer from Artà (Mallorca) Antoni Lliteres, an aria that gives the title to this programme dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the composer's birth. Literas was one of the best composers of stage music in the first half of the 18th century, and his zarzuela Acis y Galatea was a great success not only in Madrid but also in Valencia. Alongside works by the Mallorcan, we will hear other composers from the Setcents. Among them are the Valencians Josep Pradas, Francisco Hernández y Lana, Pasqual Fuentes and the international Vicent Martín y Soler, together with the Aragonese José de Nebra and Antonio Ripa. The selection of works chosen shows the evolution of their own musical language towards a universal musical language of Italian influence.

marian rosa montagut

Marian Rosa Montagut has a degree in Philosophy, teaches piano and harpsichord, and obtained a diploma in advanced studies in Musicology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She combines her performing activity with musicological research, publishing the results of her work in Anuario Musical (CSIC), Diccionario de la Música Valenciana (SGAE), Història de les Terres de l’Ebre (Fundació Ilercavònia-URV), etc. He directs the Centro de Investigación y Difusión Musical TEMPUS located in Valencia. He has been awarded several grants and prizes and has formed and forms part of different teams of researchers in projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology in the framework of R&D projects, foundations and other public and private institutions.

harmonia del parnàs

Harmonia del Parnàs performs pre-1800 works with historical instruments and criteria, based on musicological research of musical manuscripts from all over the world. The ensemble, led by the Valencian musicologist and harpsichordist Marian Rosa Montagut, has been invited by the most important national and international festivals, institutions and auditoriums, such as the Santander International Festival, the Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, the Festival Internacional de Música Sacra de Tortosa, the Festival Internacional de Música Antigua y Barroca de Peñíscola, the Festival de Música Antigua de Aranjuez, the Auditorio de León, Clásicos en Verano de la Comunidad de Madrid, the Festival de Música Renacentista y Barroca de Vélez Blanco, the Palacio de la Música de Valencia, the Auditorio de Cuenca, the Festival de Música Antigua de Úbeda y Baeza, or the Palau de les Arts, among others. Abroad, he has toured Europe on numerous occasions, performing at the Château de Paz (France), the Góis Art Festival (Portugal), the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Nice (France), the Miejski Theatre in Gdynia (Poland) and the American continent, where he has given numerous concerts in the United States and Europe, where he has performed numerous concerts in the United States in cities such as Chicago, Miami and New York, and in Latin America where he tours regularly and has performed in cities such as Buenos Aires and Córdoba (Argentina), Montevideo (Uruguay), Havana (Cuba), etc. Armonía del Parnaso's concerts have been broadcasted by Televisión Española (the concerts on La 2), RNE (Radio Clásica), Red Europea de Radio, Catalunya Ràdio, etc. The group has eight CDs and is working on the next release.


Saturday, October 9, 7pm

Lucentum XVI

Francesc de Borja

Music for the 450th anniversary of his death

Pere Saragossa, shawms and direction

Quiteria Muñoz, soprano; Carla Sanmartín, alto

Jesus Navarro, tenor; Giorgio Celenza, bass

Carlos García-Bernalt, organ

Xavier Boïls, cornetto; Vicent Osca, sackbut; Antoni Lloret, shawms;

Antoni Llofriw, dulzians; Fernando Fernández, lute;  Facundo San Blas, percussion

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francesc de borja

· La Bataille, by Clément Janequin (c.1485-1558), of the Dixiéme livre (Amberes, 1545) of Tielman Susato

· Rondeau «Ce jour», by Guillaume Dufay (c.1397-1474)

· Ave Maris Stella, by G. Dufay / Booksongs of Montecassino (c.1480)


· Miserere Nostri – Vexilla Regis, C. Montecassino


· El cervel mi fa, anonymous of the Booksong of Palacio (c. 1500)


· Susanne un jour, d’Orlando de Lassus (1532-1594)


· Credo in unum Deum of the Mass about Susanne un jour, by Orlando de Lassus.


· Makam Muhayyer «Kúme» usules Düyek Acemler, Turkish war march.

· Passio Domini nostri Iesu Christi secundum Mattheum*, by Jan Nasco (c.1510–1561) and Joan Baptista Comes (c.1582-1643)

*Named as «Passion de Valencia» by Joan Baptista Comes (Escorial Monastery Archive, c.1607)


lucentum xvi

Group of ministers (instrument players) directed by Pere Saragossa , created to interpret and spread the rich and varied musical repertoire of the Renaissance. Bands of wind instruments, with the name alta capella , spread throughout cities and towns in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. The main function of the ministers within the liturgy was to accompany the vocal music, dubbing the voices. In the civil sphere, the high chapel was in charge of performing dances, popular songs, and love pieces and epics of courtly and popular origin.

Lucentum XVI's performances include those performed in Bari and Molfetta as part of the Anima mea de la Puglia Festival (Italy), Musical Vespers of the Monastery of Pedralbes, Festival of Ancient Music of the Pyrenees, Serenades Festival of the University of Valencia, Music Festival Antiga de Morella, Clásicos en la Frontera a la Ribagorça, Festival of Contemplative Music of Santiago de Compostela, Festival of Sacred Music of Benicàssim, Festival of Ancient and Baroque Music of Peñíscola.

In 2021 they published their first record work with the title " El Cantoral del Monestir de Santa Maria de la Murta d'Alzira ", a disc of which the specialized critic has said "The execution is absolutely exquisite, full of balance in the excellent voices and the instruments (...). The album is a gem, both for the interpretation and for the unprecedented and beautiful polyphony and for the documentation.» (Manuel de Lara Ruiz, Scherzo Magazine, June 2021).

Programme notes

francesc de borja

This programme comemorates the 450th anniversary of the death of Francesc de Borja i Aragó ( Gandia 1510- Roma 1572) who was Duke of Gandia, Lieutenant of Catalunya, later joining the Jesuit order being proclaimed a Saint in 1671, for which reason the Catholic church is now celebrating the 350th anniversary of this fact.

In this concert we present  the premiere in modern times , of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew, a work which Ferran d'Aragó, viceroy of Valencia and Duke of Calabria commisioned from the Flemish composer, Jan Nasco ( 1510-1561) to give as a gift to the Cathedral of Valencia , being known at the time as the Passion of Valencia.


This work is part of the repertoire of the choir of the monastery of Murta d'Alzira, a musical body to which our group has dedicated the first of their albums released earlier this year.

The representation or interpretation of the Passion according to Matthew , where the gospel of this prophet is narrated, took place in the Roman Catholic liturgy during the Mass of Palm Sunday (the following Tuesday was the gospel of Saint Mark, on Wednesday, the gospel of Saint Luke and on Good Friday the gospel of Saint John.).

The main characters of the Passion are Christ, the Evangelist narrator and the crowd, the so-called  “mob” played by the whole congregation.

The score for the crowd has not been found in the Monastery of Alzira , so it could have been performed in plain singing or  in a now lost poliphony.

But some parts sung by the crowd appear in poliphony for 6 voices originally written by the Valencian Joan Baptista Comes ( chapel master in the Cathedral of Valencia, successor to Josep Prades) which is in the monastery of San Lorenzo d'El Escorial, a Jerónimo monastery, like that of Alzira. And the interventions of the mob, but for  4 voices, appear in a document of 1561 signed by Jan Nasco himself.

Since the Second Vatican Council, held between 1959 and 1962 the singing of the Latin Passion has been replaced in almost all diocese by the reading of the Passion in the vernacular language  ( except in our territory where our own language is not used.). 

Together with this great work we present among others pieces from the Cancionero de Palacio , the palace of Queen Isabel of Castilla ( the Catholic) and king Ferdinand of Aragón, and the Songbook of Montecasino ( Naples) a collection written in the 1480s  which accompanied Alfons and Roderic de Borja to Rome where they became Popes with the names Calixtus lll and Alexander Vl.

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