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This is a huyano composed by Augusto Portugal Vidangos based on the sounds of "Zampoñas" (Andean pan pipes) of the Departament of Puno. This project started in 1935, and played for the first time in the "Concurso de Música Folklórica" organized by Peru National Radio in 1953. This piece was played by the Estudiantina Puno, conducted by the same author. This melody won first place and was awarded with the Gold Medal. The Theodoro Valcárcel group and Dr. Raúl García Zárate have recorded versions of this huayno.

Sequenced by Sabino Portugal Portugal

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Montonero Arequipeño

A marinera representative of Arequipa and composed by Don Jorge Huirse Reyes. This melody was recorded by Los Violines de Lima, los Dávalos and other groups. It is a melody that is always in the heart of every Arequipean. The musical adaptation was made by Fernando Valdivia, based in the arrangement of Julio Santos Gonzales, and Los Violines de Lima group.

Sequenced by Fernando Valdivia

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Sol de Los Incas (Sun of the Incas)

A melody (pampeña - from the plains) composed by Jaime Diaz Orihuela.  This melody was played by the ICPNA - Arequipa in 1998 and won the contest in the  Sesquicentenario de la Independencia. It was transcribed and arranged for the Symphony Orchestra by Fernando Valdivia.

Sequenced by Fernando Valdivia

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Canten Señores Cantores

An anonimous Andean huayno based on the choral arrangement made by the Trujillian musician Mariano Alcántara Castro.

Sequenced by Ricardo M. Serrano

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A melody composed by Benigno Ballón Farfán, which represents a tribute to his beloved Silvia, his source of inspiration. Silvia is mentioned in several of this compositions.

Sequenced by Jorge Merino

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Hanacpachap cussicuinin

Hanacpachap is thought to be the first polyphonic music to be composed in the new world. It was part of the "Ritual Formulario e Instituciones de Curas" in the quechuan language of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas in Perú. It was first published in 1631 to be sung as the singers entered the church. Nothing is known of the composer of this music, but it is likely that it was composed by a quechuan indian student because of the unprepared dissonances and the unorthodox use of fifths and octaves.

Sequenced by Rafael Leonardo Junchaya

Suite Puneña # 1

Suite Puneña N° 1 (with 4 movements: Peruviana, Huayno, Andina y Marinera) for Symphonic Orchestra. It was composed by Víctor Echave Cabrera, and the orchestral arrangement was made by  Rodolfo Holzmann. This piece is edited in the "Antología de la Música Puneña" 1986, and sponsored by the Corporación de Fomento y Desarrollo de Puno.

Sequenced by Juan Valdivia

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Sones del Alto Perú - Alto Perú's Songs

La Tierra del Sol
The Sun's Land

Brujas de Macchupichu
Macchupichu's Witches
Sones del Perú
Peruvian songs

Colores de Lima
Lima's colors

Retorno a la Tierra del Sol
Return to the Sun's Land

This is a beautiful ballet made of 5 movements. It was composed and arranged by the Argentinean  composer Carlos Castro. This ballet shows the variety of the Peruvian music throughout the time and various regions of Perú. We are grateful to Carlos Castro, a collaborator of the Peruvian Musical Corner, for sharing the richness of the Peruvian musical expression through his musical work. 

Sequenced by Carlos Castro

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A waltz from the Arequipa region in the southeast portion of Perú. The lyrics are from the Arequipean poet Percy Gibson, the music was composed by Benigno Ballón Farfán. This melody was dedicated to Mariano Melgar, a beloved son of Arequipa ... Oh Arequipa, ciudad de mis ensueños, coloso Misti guardián de mi ciudad....

Sequenced by Ricardo M. Serrano

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From the well known Trujillian composer Don Carlos Valderrama, one of his Peruvian folk compositions. This piece was arranged by Teófilo Alvarez Alvarez (another well known Trujillian musician and composer). The Trujillo Symphony Orchestra played this piece in celebration of the centennial of Carlos Valderrama. The theme of this melody remembers a known Inca warrior: Calcuchima.

Sequenced by Ricardo M. Serrano

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A very well known Peruvian classical piece composed by the Cuzco musician Leandro Alviño. This drama tells the sad story of a wounded heart. It is the main theme of the Ollantay Drama. This melody is also known as "El Canto de las Ñustas" (Ñustas: Incas' princess). The lyrics are in Quechua, and Spanish.

Sequenced by Rafael Enciso

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Himno al Sol (Hymn to the Sun)

A Peruvian traditional huayno. The sequence of this Midi is based on the arrangement of the Maestro Cornelis Boot (ex-professor of the Escuela Superior de Música "Carlos Valderrama" de Trujillo). This melody is a tribute to the Inti (Sun), which was venerated and worshiped as god, by the INCAS. The INCAS were one of the more powerful Empires of its time in America.

Sequenced by Ricardo M. Serrano

La Pampa y la Puna (The plain and the peak)

From the creation of the great Trujillian composer, don Carlos Valderrama, one of his best known compositions. In this piece, the Argentinean influence of the Tango is portrayed throughout the melody. Tango is a popular rhythm and dance in Argentine.

Sequenced by Jorge Sugahara

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El Cóndor Pasa (The Condor passes by)

El Cóndor Pasa is the best known worldwide Peruvian melody. It was composed by Daniel Alomía Robles. The sequence of this midi is based in the special symphonic arrangement made by the Maestro Cornelis Boot (ex-professor of the Escuela Superior de Música "Carlos Valderrama" de Trujillo).

Sequenced by Ricardo M. Serrano

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Kuntur Wachana (Where the Condors are born)

This is the main theme of the movie "Donde Nacen los Cóndores" (Where the Condors are born). This melody was composed by Celso Garrido Lecca. It reflects a current Peruvian custom to investigate, find and expose unknown popular melodies, even with "quichua" lyrics and introduce them to the public using different means of communication. In this case, through a movie. (Quichua is the dialect that was spoken during the INCAS time). Some regions of Perú still use this language at the present time).

Sequenced by Ricardo M. Serrano

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Vírgenes del Sol (The Sun's Virgins)

This is a very popular and known Andean jazz. It was composed by Jorge Bravo de Rueda. The Inca, considered in his time as a supreme being, had the privilege to be surrounded by several "Collas" (virgins) during the ceremonial rituals in worshiping the god Inti (Sun).

Sequenced by Ricardo M. Serrano