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Sacred Music

“The sacred is at the root and in the very birth of music since time immemorial”

Antonio Piñero

Doctor in classical philology, and degree in pure philosophy and trilingual biblical
philology, specializing in the language and literature of early Christianity.

One of the fields in which the musical production of Rubén Jordán especially stands out is that of sacred music. For Rubén Jordán, sacred music is not limited exclusively to music related to the religious sphere, but rather, for him, it encompasses all music imbued with spirituality.

Thus, within the sacred sphere, Rubén Jordán has composed a large number of pieces;
from processional music to concert music. As for processional music, there is a large list of processional marches composed in recent years: Bajo tu Rosario, Benacazón; Bajo tu Amparo; Sé siempre nuestra Esperanza; Asunción de Guadalest (Assumptio Beatae Mariae Virginis); Dios te salve, Rosario María; Esperanza del Amor; La fuente de las Pastoras; Madre de los Javieres; Virgen de los Céspedes; Esperanza de Constantina; Stella Omnium Sanctorum; Reina de los Sastres; Misericordia Filipense; Crux Victrix; Virgen del Darro; ¡Viva la Virgen del Rosario!; Ara Coeli; Gloria de Córdoba; Señora de Lepanto; Señora de San Matías; Asunción Ilicitana.

He has also composed chapel music, which the author always refers to as prayers or meditations for a wind trio, highlighting Reina y Abadesa de Granada; Consolación Franciscana; Señor de Constantina; Consolación, Madre y Señora. His choral production is also important, highlighting works such as En mí tu luz; Huéspedes de la Luz; Amen; El señor está cerca, venid; or Señor, ten piedad.

On the other hand, in relation to symphonic music of a sacred-spiritual nature, it is important to mention Misa de Adviento and the Missa Refugium Peccatorum; as well as the Symphony No. 2 «Vida» and the String Quartet No. 2 «Genesis». Also, Lux Aeterna, for choir and string orchestra, inspired (and intended to precede) Mozart’s Requiem.

Among his latest creations, it is worth mentioning the work Amor et Dolor (Requiem for solo cello and string orchestra) dedicated to the composer Antón García Abril, friend and mentor.

“The sacred is at the root and in the very birth of music since time immemorial”

Antonio Piñero

Doctor in classical philology, and degree in pure philosophy and trilingual biblical
philology, specializing in the language and literature of early Christianity.