Martin i Coll Volumen 1 pdf.pdf
Martin i Coll Volumen 2 pdf.pdf

Dear Friends

Madrid’s National Library holds numerous old Spanish musical treasures, some of them of great antiquity. Amongst them, a collection of four sheet-music volumes for keyboards, all handwritten, dating back to the 18 century. Their titles are: Music Flowers, Delightful garden of soft music flowers, Pleasant orchard of various music flowers and again, Music flowers. It’s a compilation of the monk and organist Franciscan Catalan Antonio Martin and Coll (c. 1680 – 1734), who practised as organist and professor at San Diego Church in Alcala de Henares and later on as lead organist at Madrid’s San Francisco el Grande Basilica.

Martin and Coll ordered copies to be made containing keyboard sheet-music from the 17 century up to the first decades of the 18 century, mainly for organ and liturgical purposes. Other non-strictly liturgical pieces are included, for more secular traditional instruments, such as the harpsichord. Genoveva Galvez, an outstanding harpsichord player, teacher and musicologist is responsible for this edition, promoted by the San Dámaso Arts and History Academy of the Ecclesiastic Province of Madrid. As a harpsichord player and scientist she stood out for her search for the authentic sources and historical documents.

Professor Galvez is a guarantee of fidelity to Martin and Coll manuscripts, being also relevant her own musical contributions to the here published repertory. Not in vain, Genoveva Galvez has lectured at Baroque Harpsichord and Music, in Madrid, and also at the prestigious International Music Courses in Santiago de Compostela. Resulting in a great experience for Spanish keyboard music from which it has left an unquestionable testimony in numerous recordings from that time.

Thanks to this publication we trust that the great Franciscan organist’s legacy will be popularised reaching the most secluded places as a sign of an increasing need for spirituality

In the files attached you can choose the part volume you would like to purchase by answering to this message. .

All the best
Antonio Ruiz Asumendi.
Fidelio Música