Masterpieces of Mexican Polyphony

Masterpieces of Mexican Polyphony

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)


The conquest of what became Mexico, the overthrow of the Aztecs, the destruction and rebuilding of Montezuma’s city of Tenochtitlan as the Spanish City of Mexico, happened all with devastating suddenness. Whatever feelings we have in our own time about the plunder of wealth, the enslavement of a people, the imposition of a foreign government and forced conversion to new religious beliefs, we must place ourselves in the minds and hearts not only of the soldiers of Spain in their ambition for power and wealth but also in their total belief in the rightness of the Catholic Faith, and Spain’s sacred duty to spread God’s truth to the new land and its heathen, savage people.

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