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MARCHANT E, Guillermo J. An Approach to the Musical Repertoire of the Archive of the Santiago de Chile Cathedral during the First Half of the 19th Century. Rev. music. chil. [online]. 2006, vol.60, n.206, pp.28-48. ISSN 0716-2790.

This article presents a survey of 28 compositions preserved at the archive of the Santiago de Chile Cathedral, covering the periods of three chapelmasters, i.e. José de Campderrós (1793-1812), Antonio González (1812-1840), and José Bernardo Alzedo (1846-1864). Each work is described both in archival and musical terms, as well as in terms of the liturgy of the canonical hours, Holy Week, mass and office for the dead or, when pertinent, in terms of official civic celebrations. To conclude an overall sequence of tradition and change to modernity in the musical activity of the Cathedral during the first part of the 19 th century is established on the basis of the study of each work

Keywords : tradition and modernity; music in the Santiago de Chile Cathedral.

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