Johann Walter, Ecuador, Hilario Olazarán

We were happy when this very RISM-rich issue of IAML's journal Fontes Artis Musicae crossed our desks, featuring the following articles:

• "Johann Walter Werke Verzeichnis [JWWV]" by Robin A. Leaver

• "The Music Manuscripts in the Church of San Francisco de Quito: An Undocumented Collection" by Jesus Estevez

• "Father Hilario Olazarán of Estella (1894–1973): Cataloguing His Musical Works" by José Francisco Sánchez Salsamendi

The JWWV catalog is a list of Walter's 293 works. It has at its core the successive printed editions of Walter's important Chorgesangbuch, also variously printed as Geystliche gsangk Buchleyn and Wittenbergisches Gsangbüchli. It was printed in a total of four editions and three reprints. References to JWWV have been added to the RISM records, including the manuscripts found in RISM.

We currently do not have any records from Ecuador, which makes knowing about the article by Jesus Estevez all the more valuable for us: detailed descriptions of the 38 manuscripts found at the church. In February 2020, a conference will take place in Loja, Ecuador. See this PDF for more details. Thanks to our RISM working group in Córdoba, Argentina, a RISM cataloging workshop will hopefully be featured as part of the conference, which would be an invaluable opportunity to begin some RISM projects in this musically rich country. Watch this space for more information.

Lastly, the article by José Francisco Sánchez Salsamendi casts light on current research on the life and musical activities of Father Hilario Olazarán of Estella, who was active in Spain (Basque country) and Chile. We hope that a full account of his compositions will be made available.


Estamos muy contentos en RISM de que la publicación de la revista IAML Fontes Artis Musicae haya aterrizado en nuestra mesa, compuesta por los siguientes artículos:

• "Johann Walter Werke Verzeichnis [JWWV]" de Robin A. Leaver

• "The Music Manuscripts in the Church of San Francisco de Quito: An Undocumented Collection" de Jesus Estevez

• "Father Hilario Olazarán of Estella (1894–1973): Cataloguing His Musical Works" de José Francisco Sánchez Salsamendi

El catálogo JWWV es una lista de los 293 trabajos de Walter. Está centrado en las diferentes ediciones impresas del importante trabajo de Walter Chorgesangbuch, también impreso como Geystliche gsangk Buchleyn y Wittenbergisches Gsangbüchli. Fue impreso en un total de cuatro ediciones y tres reimpresiones. Las referencias al catálogo JWWV ya han sido añadidas a la base de datos de RISM, incluyendo los manuscritos encontrados en RISM.

Actualmente no tenemos registros de Ecuador, lo que convierte al artículo de Jesús Estévez en muy valioso para nosotros: descripciones detalladas de los 38 manuscritos encontrados en la iglesia. En febrero de 2020, tendrá lugar en Loja, Ecuador, una conferencia. Sigue este PDF para más detalles. Gracias a nuestro grupo de trabajo en Córdoba, Argentina, un grupo de trabajo RISM será presentado en la conferencia, cosa que se convertirá en una oportunidad inestimable para comenzar nuevos proyectos de RISM en este pais musicalmente tan rico. Sigue este espacio para más información.

Finalmente, el artículo de José Francisco Sánchez Salsamendi arroja luz sobre la investigación en la vida y actividad musical del Padre Hilario Olazarán de Estella, quien estuvo activo en España (País Vasco) y Chile. Esperamos que un trabajo completo de sus composiciones esté pronto disponible.



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