Cathedral of La Plata Church Music Manuscript Collection

Documentary heritage submitted by Bolivia and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2013.

© Archivo y Biblioteca Nacionales de Bolivia
Concierto a cuatro - BO ABNB, MUS 1370.

The collection comprises 1,502 music manuscripts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries from the Cathedral chapel and the Oratory of San Felipe Neri of La Plata, Bolivia. This collection is one of the richest in Latin America and its value transcends local boundaries. The sheet music and lyrical texts have become the primary sources for research studies on the baroque movement in the Spanish Indies.

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