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A while ago I learned about South American baroque music and was bowled over. I know that philipinos love to sing and imagined what marvellous music might have been created during the meeting of spanish baroque and the native peoples. When I investigated it I got the impression that there is almost nothing left and most manuscripts burned during WW2. If someone finds out examples of surviving music, please post here!

With some imagination, couldn't katakataka be a cheerful baroque piece:

 

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“ 1) "Baroque Concert at the Forbidden City" and (2) "Messe des jesuites de Pekin" or "Mass of the Jesuits in Beijing": which blend baroque instruments with Chinese instruments, in the music of Pedrini & Amiot. Do you know these CDs? if not, they're fascinating:”

Thanks a lot! Very interesting! I searched a lot to find that type of CDs.

It’s a completely different thing but note that one of Jordi Savall”s historical albums has as its theme the meeting between a Jesuit missionary and India and east asia. It’s called “La ruta de oriente”.
 

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As for recordings, I only know of two CDs that were put out by the Auvidis/Astrée label back in the 1990s, from the ensemble, Musique des Lumiéres, entitled (1) "Baroque Concert at the Forbidden City" and (2) "Messe des jesuites de Pekin" or "Mass of the Jesuits in Beijing": which blend baroque instruments with Chinese instruments, in the music of Pedrini & Amiot. Do you know these CDs? if not, they're fascinating:


However, evidently, there have been two more recent CDs from Musique des Lumieres from the early 2000s that I didn't know about,

--Chine:jésuites et courtisanes (Buda Records, Musique du monde, 2002), or "China: Jesuits & Courtiers"
--Vepres a la Vierge en Chine (2004)…

Hope that helps.
Thanks for taking the time to write your post. I purchased three of the China-related recordings you mentioned, first impression is very positive. And in addition to their historical interest they will perhaps also be a gentle intro to Chinese music, especially the operatic recording.
 
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