Una sanosa porfia (Juan Del Encina)
Triste espana sin ventura (Juan Del Encina/ Jacques Barbier )
These two songs were written by the Spanish composer Juan Del Encina. He was an ecclesiastical and a poet. He was one of the founding members of the Spanish Golden Age Theatre. He composed about a hundred short secular works. They were mostly about love, like “Triste España sin ventura” and “Una sañosa porfia.” It is intended to be performed by four voices. The writing is simple and mostly homophonic. The Cancionero de Palacio is the greatest chansonnier. It is composed of 548 compositions from the Castilian musical heritage, including 72 by Juan Del Encina. It was published by Asenjo Barbieri in 1890, Madrid. The favorite songs of the King of Aragon and Isabella of Castile are put into the spotlight again.