CQ Instrumental, Volume 1

Trio Sonata No. 4 "Chiquitana"

By Anonymous, Bolivia

Premiered on November 25, 2020


Anonymous, Bolivia

Trio Sonata No. 4 "Chiquitana"

7 minutes


About Bolivian Baroque music

Bolivian Baroque music has a natural allure. It is joyous music, and the scores are structured in a clear and symmetrical way. Chiquitos and Moxos belonged to the Jesuit missions in the east of Bolivia, where Barroco Boliviano music was developed throughout the 18th century. Following the forced departure of the Jesuits in 1767, the Indigenous population carefully preserved the scores and continued to compose Baroque music and to produce stringed instruments.

The Chiquitos and Moxos archive contains ten thousand pages of original scores dating from this period.

The archives of Barroco Boliviano, composed by Indigenous people and European Jesuits, were rediscovered in the 1970s. The manuscripts had been hidden away for centuries in the Jesuit missions. In 1990, UNESCO declared Chiquitos Cultural Heritage of Humanity, along with six other neighboring towns, expressly stating that the recovery of such musical treasures should be considered one of the most transcendent cultural discoveries of the 20th century.

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