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THE ECHO OF ORPHEUS
JOHN GRIFFITHS (vihuela)

Vihuela Music of Renaissance Spain

To 16th century Spanish musicians the vihuela was the spiritual reincarnation of the ancient lyre and an evocation of Orpheus, its greatest legendary exponent.

On vihuela or 'Spanish Lute' – John Griffiths presents an intimate selection of Renaissance fantasies, variations and dances by Spanish composers inspired by this mythological legend.


playing time:  74:22  
direct sale price:  $18.99
audio sample: Fantasia de redobles (Miguel de Fuenllana)
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tracks:

LUIS DE NARVAEZ:
5 pieces from "Los seys libros del Delphin" (1538)
ESTERAS DAZA:
4 pieces from "El Parnasso" (1576)
ENRIQUEZ DE VALDERRABANO:
5 pieces from "Silva de sirenas!" (1547)
LUIS MILAN:
4 pieces from "El Maestro" (1536)
ALONSO MUDARRA:
4 pieces from "Tres libros de Musica" (1546)
MIGUEL DE FUENLLANA:
4 pieces from "Orphenica Lyra" (1554)
ANONYMOUS:
Pavana de España
Folias

Review extracts:
“This outstanding early music recording is the finest Australia has yet produced.” - Soundscapes
“brilliant ... spellbinding pieces” - New Classics, UK
“In the skilled hands of Griffiths, the 12-string instrument produces exquisite sounds.” - Sunday Herald Sun