There is now a lot of new spain music available; nowdays this is not a curiosity, this disc shows fine music in a remarkable interpretation, with one of best vocal music groups, Chanticleer; sound is shocking, alive, full of colour and details, is not like mexican records that are little bit deaf, not brilliant, plain sounds.
You can enjoy a large opus of one of the best composers of New Spain, mixed with some gregorian chant and barroque music, however, this is not music for the scholar, no! Is music for barroque music lovers,
You even can understand mexicans churchs not as stone and incense but praying peolpe, alive and with joy, joyful.
But also you can see how behind was New Spain from the world, how far it was from music vogue, from the vanguard, but this does not mean at all anything on it's quality.
Listen Jerusalem or Sumaya is a discovery a new word, a new musical world, but certantly is not like the music of the Jesuit Missions, half modern, half indian; no, this is music for one of the most important church in Mexico City, for the most important Virgin in the new spain's elite, for the teachers of the ones who would fight independence war.
This music is the best in his time, is surprisingly alive.