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"Christmas time's a-comin'"... Around this time of the year I use to make something with popular carols (reharmonization, fugues,.... just for fun). However, I'd like to write my own two or three "carols = villancicos", differences aside, .... because this is not for singing. It's just how I think about and feel this time. So, I let my "harmonic imagination" fly and this is it.
This falls squarely under the category of "what do y'all think of this?" I here present for your consideration the charming villancico "Llegad, moradores de aqueste pensil" by Spanish-born Mexican composer Francisco Martinez de la Costa (1739-1769?). The work was composed for the Solemnity of St. Peter at Oaxaca Cathedral, Mexico, sometime between 1765 and 1769, and is scored for vocal soloists, mixed chorus, trumpet, strings, and continuo (baroque guitar and portative organ, if I remember rightly). The linked recording is of a performance of this work by the Austin Baroque Orchestra an