One Thousand Years in the Hispanic Music Tradition - Sunday, October 21, 3 to 5 pm. James Yeager, professor emeritus, will present this lecture which traces the history of Hispanic sacred music from its Arabic roots in Northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula through to the new world (South and North America).
James Yeager adds,
The Lecture begins with Arabic poets of the 11th century and music from that period that influenced the Iberian peninsula. Several Spanish composers and organists are cited and then I follow the tradition as it hops to South, Central and North America during the colonial period and then going forward to the 20th century. It is a vast subject and the purpose of the lecture is to give a broad picture of the heritage.