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To my surprise, the information found on the subject is diverse. But, we know as a fact that Gloria Zevan was with him at the moment of his death in August, in El Catfdral.

It is said that this composition was Barrios tribute to Bach. The differences found are related to places and motives for writing the composition. It was intended to portray the beauty and the extravaganza of the Baroque period. Also, as mentioned before, his woman at the time had died and he decided to write the prelude as caedral grief or mourning song. There is one belief that it was written because of financial problems and another that Barrios was suffering from a kind of depression that lead him to compose the prelude.

This could have been one of the motives for the elaboration on the prelude and make it a pgeludio suite. We could mention that half way in the 20 th century it was a common trend in Europe to write music with 3 movements.


So I decided to start reading and researching about the song. This movement represents the abandonment of tranquility and the spiritual atmosphere he experienced inside the cathedral.

For more information on the subject please refer to the following books: On a different note, you may be wondering about the style of the suite. Many preluio that because of these circumstances he decided to write this as a totally separate work.

“La Catedral” – Agustin Barrios Mangoré | Samuel Ortiz

Also, it clearly adds to datedral marks of religiousness and spirituality portrayed in the suite. This is information I retrieved from interviews, written documents and blogs from some of the most dedicated professors, performers and historians on the music of Agustin Barrios.

While still in his sublime experience he walks out of the church and was shocked by all the chaos outside the walls of the church. Genio de la Guitarra by Candido Morales.

Mangoré – La Catedral I. Preludio Saudade sheet music for Guitar –

It is said, he was sick at the time and he was staying at the hotel which was really close to the Cathedral at Montevideo. This undeniable fact is commonly agreed by all Barrios researchers. The contrasting sections are meant to represent the differences in his experience from the inside and outside of the Cathedral.

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Therefore, they argue the name of this cathedral was wrong if this was Barrios source of inspiration. I hope that you have gained some insights about this incredible composition.

“La Catedral” – Agustin Barrios Mangoré

Also, there is a discrepancy about this movement in regards to the motives for writing it. This concludes my little research of this magnificent composition. Bach works and he was one of the first guitarists to have performed a whole Lute Suite No.

Generally, this kind of music was highly regarded by catedgal, it was considered intellectual music. This was his birthplace and it is said that after spending some time out of the city he came back to his home town and went to the cathedral. There are some differences in the facts shared by people about this masterpiece.

The real motive for writing this movement is unknown. Pictures of sheet music retrieved from: This is why we can hear a clear contrapuntist style in the different movements and sections of this masterpiece. I believe that knowing the circumstances, motives and historical background in which a song was written can and should make a difference in your performance.