LA CATEDRAL PRELUDIO SAUDADE PDF
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“La Catedral” – Agustin Barrios Mangoré | Samuel Ortiz
Bach works and he was one of the first guitarists to have performed a whole Lute Suite No. But, we know as a fact that Gloria Zevan was with him at the moment of his death in August, in El Salvador. This was his birthplace and it is said that after spending some time out of the city he came back to his home town and went to the cathedral.
Several concert programs from Habana, Cuba and El Salvador witness this fact. Also, it clearly adds to the marks of religiousness and spirituality portrayed in the suite.
Also, there is a discrepancy about this movement in regards to the motives for writing it. There are some differences in the facts shared by people about this masterpiece.
Mangoré – La Catedral I. Preludio Saudade sheet music for Guitar
This could have been one of the motives for the elaboration on the prelude and make it a whole suite. Pictures of sheet music retrieved from: It is said that this composition was Barrios tribute to Bach.
So I decided to start reading and researching about the song. On a different note, you may be wondering about the style of the suite. This undeniable fact is commonly agreed by all Barrios researchers. I hope that you have gained some insights about this incredible composition. The differences found are related to places and motives for writing the composition. Many believe that because of these circumstances he decided to write this as a totally separate work.
This is information I retrieved from interviews, written documents and blogs from some of the most dedicated professors, performers and historians on the music of Agustin Barrios. This concludes my little research of this magnificent composition.
Some argue the motive was a kind of sadness he had experience because of the death of his wife his sentimental partner since we have no records of his marriage Gloria Silva Zevan according to some authors. I believe that knowing the circumstances, motives and historical background in which a song was written can and should make a difference in your performance.
It was intended to portray the beauty and the extravaganza of the Baroque period. Historical Background on Repertoire. Therefore, they argue the name of this cathedral was wrong if this was Barrios source of inspiration.
It is by these two movements that he described his experience with the Cathedral. Regardless of the motivations saudaed writing this movement, I believe we all agree that this prelude just enhanced the beauty of this incredible composition.
To my surprise, the information found on the subject is diverse. This is why we can hear a clear contrapuntist style in the different movements and sections of this saudase. The real motive for writing this movement is unknown. Genio de la Guitarra by Candido Morales.
We could mention that half way in the 20 th century it was a common trend in Europe to write music with 3 movements. While still in his sublime experience he walks out of the church and was shocked by all the chaos outside the walls of the church. The story said that he was able to hear the bells of the church from his hotel room and that was his inspiration for the composition.
The contrasting sections are meant to represent the differences in his experience from the inside and outside of the Cathedral.
It is said, he was sick at the time and he was staying at the hotel which was really close to the Cathedral at Montevideo. Also, as mentioned before, his woman at the time had died and he decided to write the prelude as a grief or mourning song. Amir April 16, at 8: One of the main differences that we find in the account is in regards to which cathedral he used as an inspiration for the composition.
This movement represents the abandonment of tranquility and the spiritual atmosphere he experienced inside the cathedral. He was a great admirer of J.