Exhibition “La música dormida”

The VIII Centenary of the Cathedral Foundation. Burgos 2021, the Metropolitan Council of Burgos and Burgos Baroque Ensemble inaugurated at the end of December 2021 the exhibition entitled "La música dormida" ("Sleeping music"), which focuses on the musical activity of Burgos Cathedral in the 17th and 18th centuries.

This exhibition is composed of eight information panels and showcases with cantorals, codices, scores and particellas as a sample of the intense activity of the temple in that period, and to rescue works that fell into oblivion over time. It includes the years' work done by musicians and researches Yolanda María Pérez, Roberto Alonso and Francisco Javier Sariot, along with the supervision of the archivist canon Marías Vicario.

Topics such as the role of sorchantres, chapel masers, organists, choir waiters and other participants in the musical activity of the cathedral are covered, through capitular documents and memoirs; as well as a space dedicated to the main composers of the temple in the 17th and 18th centuries. The codices presented are an example of the oldest music preserved in this cathedral; and the cantorals provide perhaps the most aesthetically beautifull point.

On how thesse issues are exposed, in addition to showcases and information panels, QR codes are available so that the viewers can expand information about the documents annd works exhibited. In addition to this, they can make their visit accompanied by a selection of pieces recorded live and performed by the Burgos Baroque Ensemble in a cycle of historically informed concerts that bears the sae name as the exhibition.

It can be visited, free of charge, until February, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in addition to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and always taking into account the hours of the cathedral. The exhibition takes place in the Visitation chapel, next to the Sarmental gate.