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Bolivia - Cathedral of La Plata Church Music Manuscript Collection

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.

Photos: © Archivo y Biblioteca Nacionales de Bolivia

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Los negrillos de los Reyes - BO ABNB, MUS 128

Y may nalla ca qui taita - BO ABNB, MUS 1350

Concierto a cuatro - BO ABNB, MUS 1370

Kyrie eleison - BO ABNB, MUS 1134