MIGUEL MATEO DALLO Y LANA, MEXICAN BAROQUE COMPOSER: A FORGOTTEN TREASURE OF PUEBLA
As research into the Mexican Baroque continues to expand, forgotten composers and their works are garnering deserved attention. Miguel Mateo Dallo y Lana (c. 1650-1705), who served as maestro de capilla [chapel master] at the Puebla Cathedral from 1686 to 1705, belongs to the tradition of polychoral composition inherited from musicians of the Spanish Renaissance. His liturgical settings, specifically Domine ad adjubandum me festina/Dixit Dominus and Beatus Vir, contain traits indicative of the Baroque period as well. These works reveal the Dallo y Lana's compositional techniques, which include homophonic declamation of text intermingled with polyphonic episodic material, layered above basso continuo. He worked in a time just before Mexican composers fully embraced Italian models, placing him at the end of the mostly autonomous Mexican tradition.
Table of Contents
Abstract -- Acknowledgments - Introduction -- Life of Miguel Matel Dallo y Lana -- Dallo y Lana and his contemporaries -- Dallo y Lana and his compositional techniques -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Performance edition of Domine ad adjubandum me festina/dixit dominus -- Performance edition of Beatus vir -- Performance edition of Beatus vir (transposed down) -- Bibliography