Discovered in Peru, a treasure-trove of important musical manuscripts/compositions written between 1560-1750 that were “lost” to humanity for over 300 years.
Now, for the first time in over 300 years, the music and the story is available to the world in recorded music, historical/adventure feature film and documentaries, publications and staged performances.
Come with us and explore the history and importance of The Lost Music!
“The Lost Music is the most significant find for the History of Music in the 21st Century.”
“To be able to hear these works of music, that have been lost for over 300 years, is truly, a gift for mankind.”
“Generations of music enthusiasts to come, will revere these works, as their melodies will endure now and forever.”
Grammy Award-winning Producer and Engineer
"As 17th century musicians stood at the door of the cathedrals at Cusco and Lima, they stood at the threshold of two worlds. To step inward was to touch the tradition emanating from Roman Catholic sacred music and Spain's Siglo de Oro..
To step outward was to touch the resilient Amerindian culture. Amid the contentiousness and tragedy of the colonial era, there were created artworks of universal and lasting beauty."
William Craig Krause, Ph.D.- Musicologist/Music Historian
In the 17th Century, the Spanish Conquistadors who were exploring what was then called the Vice-Royalty of Peru brought with them artists and composers to memorialize their impressions of this new land. The Baroque musical compositions and manuscripts were “lost to the sand of time” …forgotten until their rediscovery in the 20th Century, where they were found, hidden in the ancient Seminary in Cuzco as well as the grand Cathedral in Lima for the intervening centuries. Not until the establishment of The Lost Music of the Andes have all 700 of these works been researched, catalogued, arranged and available for performances.