Cathedral of La Plata Music Manuscript Collection
Documentary heritage submitted for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2012.
The collection is comprised of 1,502 music manuscripts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, created and copied by musicians from the chapel at the Cathedral of La Plata and the Oratory of San Felipe Neri of the city of La Plata, currently Sucre, Bolivia. The Baroque-La Plata collection of music, which combines a mix of different ethnic, cultural and aesthetic contrasts, provides universal characteristics to the European baroque. That is, this particular style allows baroque to define a cultural phenomenon that is not limited to Europe.
This collection is one of the richest in Hispanic America. It is comprised by some works that are unique in the world, according to expert curators. Five of these musical works have been registered in the Memory of the World under a joint nomination with other countries. The value of this collection transcends local boundaries as it showcases American and European composers who worked together to train musicians in the musical chapel of the Cathedral of La Plata.
- Year of submission: 2012
- Country: Bolivia