Music of the Spanish Renaissance

La Compania

La Compañia broadened the horizons of early music in Australia with their debut cd released in MOVE in 2000.


Featuring the expressive voice of soprano Vivien Hamilton and a variety of period instruments including cornetto, shawms, recorder, sackbuts, vihuela and percussion. Generously filled with seventeen tracks, this recording pays tribute to some of the great Spanish composers of the period and captures the joyful spirit of the 16th century minstrel band. The music is rhythmic, colourful, exciting and above all, spontaneous!


  • 1 El Balenton de los ZielosDiego de PontacOy, Joseph Francisco Guerrero
  • 2 A un nino Ilorando Francisco Guerrero
  • 3 El Fuego Mateo Flecha the Elder
  • 4 Fantasía suela del quarto tono Enríquez de Valderrábano
  • 5 De Antequera sale el moro Miguel de Fuenllana
  • 6 Hola Han pastorcillos Dom Gabriel
  • 7 Rodrigo Martinez (Anonymous)
  • 8 Si habrá en este baldrés Juan del Enzina
  • 9 Claros y frescos rios Alonso Mudarra
  • 10 Si me Ilaman, a mi Ilaman Alonso Mudarra
  • 11 Nino Dios d’amor herido Francisco Guerrero
  • 12 Levanta, Pascual Juan del Enzina
  • 13 Pero que seja a gente (Anonymous)
  • 14 Partístesos, mis amores Juan del Enzina
  • 15 La Spagna Heirich Isaac
  • 16 Hoy comamos y bebamos Juan del Enzina


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an attractive mix … the performances here are a constant elight … a gem of a recording”

— Bill Hoffmann, Canberra Times

“A thumping good recording.”

— Madeleine Rowles, Early Music News, NSW

“a feast for the ears”

Sunday Herald Sun

“The appeal of the music is high … the musical preparation is thorough and the recording well-balanced and forward.”

Sydney Morning Herald

“an excellent ensemble performing an unusual and beautiful repertoire … I heartily recomment that you buy yourself a copy”

— Barnaby Ralph, Early Music Queensland