Document Type

Musical Score

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

The Jesuits were expelled from the Spanish colonies in South America in 1767, leaving behind a remarkable musical legacy that was buried for over two hundred years. But the music did not disappear completely. Thanks to the Chiquitos people of Bolivia, the music was played and preserved throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.

In 1985, Swiss architect Hans Roth discovered 9,000 of these musical manuscripts and in 1990 UNESCO declared the churches of the Chiquitos a “patrimony of humanity”. Dr. Gustavo Leone of Loyola University Chicago's Department of Fine and Performing Arts has painstakingly retrieved and restored several of these incredible manuscripts, preserving a rare and invaluable treasure of the Jesuit and Catholic heritage.

This is the first publication of this anonymous composition, collected at the Music Archives of the Chiquitos, in Concepción, Bolivia. This composition is anonymous and belongs to the post Jesuit period. This ordinay of the Mass is scored for SSAT choir, violin 1, violin 2, and organ continuo.

Funded in part by a faculty research grant from the Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago.

Misa Espíritu Santo
Anonymous
Transcribed from particelle found in the Music Archives of Chiquitos, Bolivia by Gustavo Leone

Misa Espíritu Santo
MI 25
Inventario: 47.
Roldán:151.
Época: P.
Fuente(s): R, A.
Tonalidad: la.
Orgánico: s1, s2, a, t, v, oc.
Estado: completo.

The Text
Kyrie
Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie Eleison
Christe eleison, christe eleison, christe eleison

Gloria
Glória in excélsis Deo
et in terra pax homínibus bonae voluntátis.
Laudámus te,
benedícimus te,
adorámus te,
glorificámus te,
grátias ágimus tibi propter magnam glóriam tuam,
Dómine Deus, Rex cæléstis,
Deus Pater omnípotens.
Dómine Fili Unigénite, Iesu Christe,
Dómine Deus, Agnus Dei, Fílius Patris,
qui tollis peccáta mundi, miserére nobis;
qui tollis peccáta mundi, súscipe deprecatiónem nostram.
Qui sedes ad déxteram Patris, miserére nobis.
Quóniam tu solus Sanctus, tu solus Dóminus, tu solus Altíssimus,
Iesu Christe, cum Sancto Spíritu: in glória Dei Patris. Amen.

Credo
Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, factorem cæli et terræ,
visibílium ómnium et invisibílium.
Et in unum Dóminum Iesum Christum, Fílium Dei unigénitum,
et ex Patre natum, ante ómnia sæcula.
Deum de Deo, lumen de lúmine, Deum verum de Deo vero,
génitum, non factum, consubstantiálem Patri:
per quem ómnia facta sunt.
Qui propter nos hómines et propter nostram salútem descéndit de cælis.
Et incarnátus est de Spíritu Sancto ex María Vírgine, et homo factus est.
Crucifíxus étiam pro nobis sub Póntio Piláto;
passus et sepúltus est, et resurréxit tértia die, secúndum Scriptúras,
et ascéndit in cælum, sedet ad déxteram Patris.
Et íterum ventúrus est cum glória, iudicáre vivos et mórtuos, cuius regni non erit finis.
Et in Spíritum Sanctum, Dóminum et vivificántem: qui ex Patre Filióque procédit.
Qui cum Patre et Fílio simul adorátur, et conglorificátur: qui locútus est per Prophétas.
Et unam, sanctam, cathólicam et apostólicam Ecclésiam.
Confíteor unum baptísma in remissiónem peccatorum.
Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum, et vitam ventúri sæculi. Amen.

Sanctus
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Hosanna in excelsis.

This score and instrumental parts are available for performance by downloading them from this site for free.

Comments

A performance of Misa Espiritu Santo, recorded on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Madonna della Strada Chapel at Loyola University Chicago is included. The performance features Bella Voce, choir, and Baroque Band, instrumental ensemble.

The full score, individual parts, and an image of a poster for a performance of the piece are also included below.

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