Tururu farara

Traditional Songs from Overseas in Portuguese Baroque Music

M. Machado, G. Fernandes, Luis de Milán


Filipe Faria, Sérgio Peixoto – voice, artistic direction
Tiago Matias – vihuela, baroque guitar and theorbo
Mário Franco – double bass
Rui Silva – percussion


Monday 28. 7. 2014, 8.00 p.m.
Troja Chateau, U Trojského zámku 1, Praha 7

Supported by the Portuguese Embassy, With the support of the State Department for Culture, DGARTES (Direcção-Geral das Artes).


Like a large river, Baroque music is a confluence of many tributaries that vary in colour, taste and smell. Portuguese Baroque is precisely such an amalgam of folk and artificial music, of musical influences from all over Europe and overseas. Tururu farara, the programme by the Lisabon ensemble Sete Lágrimas, played out the great variety of this music in a riveting, unique way, also thanks to their penchant for improvization. The baroque Troja Chateau throbbed in unison since the Austrian Emperor Leopold I, celebrated in the mural of the concert hall, had a Portuguese great-grandmother.


Concert programme

Na fomte está Lianor
Senhora del mundo
Minina dos olhos verdes
Soledad tenguo de ti
Díme robadora
Olá zente que aqui samo
Dic nobis Maria/Dalha den cima del cielo
Anonymous (16th / 17th century)


Menina você que tem
Anonymous (18th / 19th century)


Mai fali é
Traditional (Timor)


Tururu farara con son
Xicochi conentzitle
Gaspar Fernandes (ca. 1565–1629)


Con amores la mi madre
Juan de Anchieta (1462–1523)


É tarde ela dorme
Anonymous (Brazil)


Triste vida vivyre
Claude Goudimel (ca. 1514–1572)
Arr. Filipe Faria, Sérgio Peixoto


Traditional (South Africa and Mozambique)
Arr. Pe. Arnaldo Taveira Araújo (b. 1929)


El pesebre
Text Lope de Vega (1562–1635)
Arr. Filipe Faria, Sérgio Peixoto


Dos estrellas le siguen
Manuel Machado (ca.1590–1646)



Enriched Summer Festivities of Early Music
Novinky.cz, 1. 8. 2014, Vladimír Říha
The Portuguese Sete Lágrimas astounded the audiences in Troja Chateau.


Sete Lágrimas Across the Continents
Opera PLUS, 29. 7. 2014,
Lukáš Vytlačil
The performance of the percussionist Ruí Silva was truly brilliant. His inventiveness in the rhythmic play as well as in “mere” accompaniment was apparent in the extremely varied sound that his instruments offered.


All the musicians played well together and the ensemble was one homogenous whole. Their enthusiasm endowed the music with great charge that made the often simple lyrics and musical ideas extremely interesting and lively.


[…] their impact lies above all in the atmosphere in the hall and the experience of the moment. Both were excellent throughout the night and the excited audience rewarded the performers with a thunderous applause and asked for two encores.