AVAMUS Working Days of Musicology

Every year, since 2005, AVAMUS organizes a working day of Musicology, wich is the reference event of the association. The main objectives are, among other things, let people know the Valencian musical heritage.

Click on the image to see the complet program of the working day.

I Jornada

II Jornada

III Jornada

IV Jornada

V Jornada

VI Jornada

VII Jornada

VIII Jornada

IX Jornada

X Round: I International Congress AVAMUS

XI Jornada

XII Jornada

XIII Jornada

XIV Jornada

XV Round: II International Congress AVAMUS

XVI Jornada

XVII Jornada

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Cartell del I Congrés Internacional de Musicologia - AVAMUS

Poster of I Congress International of Musicology – AVAMUS, 2014

Complet program of I Congress AVAMUS



Prof. Víctor Sánchez

Prof. Víctor Sánchez

Prof. Rafael Díaz

Prof. Rafael Díaz

Prof. Javier Suárez-Pajares

Prof. Javier Suárez-Pajares

Prof. Ramon Ahulló Hermano

Prof. Ramon Ahulló Hermano

Juanma Ferrando (Tresorer), Ma. Amparo Tomàs (Secretària), Abel Puig (President), Ramon Ahulló (Tesi Doctoral sobre el Mestre Serrano i soci) i Ramon Canut (Expresident)

From left to right: Juanma Ferrando (Treasurer), Ma. Amparo Tomàs (Secretary), Abel Puig (President), Ramon Ahulló (Doctoral thesis from el Mestre Serrano and member) and Ramon Canut (former president).

XIII Jornades de Musicologia AVAMUS (Working Day)
The ornamentation of Plain Chant and the Mystery Play of Elche

Elx (Alacant, Spain). Centre Cultural de Les Clarisses. Passeig de les Eres de Santa Llúcia, 14.


he art of melody ornamentation is a practice as old as the own liturgical songs. However, this art was gradually banished from the late 19th Century due the new guidelines established by Solesmes reformation. The target of this study day is to reflect, guided by two specialists as Marcel Pérès and Juan Carlos Asensio, on procedures and performing ways. These practices, nowadays almost forgotten, have reached today in living testimonials like Mystery Play of Elche.

The Study Day is scheduled in two phases: More theoretical at the morning and another more practical through a round table and the performing by singers of Mystery.

Marcel Pérès will talk on “The Ornamentation of Plainchant and Polyphony: past, present and future”. The ornamentation was always at the core of musical practice, although it was only made evident in the 19th Century through aesthetic choices. In spite of problems on ornamentation have reappeared as a musicological issue since 1970s with the revival of Baroque music, the practice of ornamentation in chant plain and polyphony –both Medieval and Renaissance– is still used hardly ever. Pérès will discuss about different perspectives to approaching to the evolution of this practice from the observation and study of some living traditions.

Juan Carlos Asensio in his speech “Lecciones olvidadas de ornamentación: El arte de canto llano de Francisco Marcos y Navas (Madrid 1777) y la práctica melódica de los seises de Todelo (siglos XV-XIX)” will focus on the aspects of forgotten ornamentations and old practices from these two examples that we will resume in the afternoon roundtable.

The afternoon session will try to combine theory and practice, so that will discuss several aspects discussed previously with the collaboration of the singers, who will interpret the settings: Ternari, María, Ángel, Araceli and Coronation of the Mistery Play of Elche.

At the end, it will award III AVAMUS Musicology Prize, an honorary award given by AVAMUS (Valencian Association of Musicology) every three years and which recognizes the musicological trajectory of a scholar or institution that has contributed to a significant diffusion of the Valencian musical heritage.

Slideshow by Juan Carlos Asensio

Videos of the sessions

XIII AVAMUS Working Days 2017 – PDF Events Program

Music from the rural environment as an example of social interaction: groupings, identities and spaces of coexistence

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the death of the musician and historian requenense Rafael Bernabeu López (1903-1993), founder and director of the Rondalla and Choirs of Requena

Cultural Space Feliciano A. Yeves (Arrabal Av., 9 – REQUENA). Downtown

Program “XIV Jornades Avamus de Musicologia 2018” (digital edition): curricula, concert programs and notes

April 21-22, 2018

The XIV edition of the AVAMUS Musicology Conference will be held in the city of Requena (Valencia) in collaboration with ASREMUS (Requenense Association of Musicology), in order to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of Rafael Bernabeu López (1903-1993), chronicler of the city, historian, teacher, composer, founder and director of the Rondalla and Coros de Requena.

The celebration of this anniversary, as well as the holding of the Conference in a town in the interior of the province of Valencia that enjoys a huge musical tradition in many aspects (folkloric, academic, rondallístico, bandístico, etc.), and that in the currently maintains band, rondalla, choir and orchestra, and several folkloric groups of reference in the Valencian Community, has led to propose the theme of this meeting.

The rural environment, treated as a clear example of social interaction, invites musicological reflection and offers the opportunity to treat the musical phenomenon from different points of view. Therefore, the objective of this conference is focused on the study of musical groups of different origins, the construction of personal and cultural identities, the spaces of coexistence that constitute societies and musical associations, organology and groups, study groups, music schools, conservatories, folklore, archives, history, etc., from interdisciplinary points of view and, up to a point, little studied so far (serve as an example the rare attention given so far to the round-the-clock phenomenon, so widespread in the Community Valenciana, which lacks historiographical works or that remain unpublished, and which, along with other topics of similar interest, will be treated in these days).

The conference is organized around eight thematic conferences: José Luis Temes (orchestra director, writer, National Music Prize 2009), will speak about «Five people composers», from his anecdote book «Quisiera ser tan alto…»; Jorge Orozco (guitarist and professor at the Professional Conservatory of Torrent), will illustrate «The Turia Quintet», a group of pulse and prong that contributed in a masterful way to the dignification of these instruments; José Prieto Marugán (journalist and music critic, programming partner on Radio Nacional), will discuss the characteristics and peculiarities of «La Zarzuela rural, local and regional»; Pedro Chamorro Martínez (concertist, composer and professor of plectrum instruments), will show his vision on «The music of plectrum in concert halls and conservatories coexisting with the music of pulse and prong in the rural world», in a few days in which pulse and barb instruments will be very present; Marcial García Ballesteros (musicologist, historian, president of ASREMUS), will remember the vocal and round group “Rondalla and Coros de Requena” and its founder and director, Rafael Bernabeu López, on the 25th anniversary of his death; Salvador Astruells Moreno (doctor in musicology for his thesis on the Municipal Band of Valencia), will speak about “Bandic competitions in the Valencian towns”, showing the diversity of bands competitions in the rural environment as an imitation or replica of the model of the city of Valencia; Beatriz Cancela Montes (Ph.D. in musicology for her thesis on the Municipal Band of Santiago de Compostela, will come from Galicia to present the “Bands of Music in the Galician rural environment, the example of the Municipal Band of Santiago de Compostela”, as model alien to Valencia where the bands also have their importance and, finally, Fermín Pardo Pardo (folklorist, official journalist of Requena, «Honorary Musicology Award AVAMUS 2017»), will deal with an interesting and forgotten topic: «The importance of Accordion as musical support in parties and social events in the interior of Valencia and Cuenca».


Saturday, April 21st

Morning (Yeves Space)

09:00 – 09:45 Acreditaciones y café / Acreditacions i cafè

09:45 – 10:00 Presentación e introducción / Presentació i Introducció

10:00 – 11:00 JOSÉ LUIS TEMES RODRÍGUEZ: «Recuerdo de cinco compositores de pueblo».

11:00 – 11:20 Descanso / Descans (20’)

11:20 – 12:20 JORGE OROZCO: «El Quinteto Turia, del taller artesano al palacio real».

12:20 – 12:35 Descanso / Descans (15’)

12:35 – 13:50: Comunicaciones libres (20′ + 5′ para preguntas) / Comunicacions lliures

12:35 – 13:00 Comunicación 1 / Comunicació 1

LESLIE FREITAS DE TORRES: «De escuela de música a conservatorio: los ciento cuarenta años de educación musical a través de la Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Santiago de Compostela (1877-2017)».

13:00 – 13:25 Comunicación 2 / Comunicació 2

ALEXANDRE JOSÉ DE ABREU: «Late 19thy century musical activity in Säo Paulo: the move from rural to metropolitan (Actividad musical en Sao Paulo a finales del siglo XIX: el paso de rural a metropolitana)».

13:25 – 13:50 Comunicación 3 / Comunicació 3

SAMUEL DIZ: «Gondomar: El origen de Germán Lago».

13:50 – 14:00 Descanso / Descans (10’) Traslado al lugar del Catering.

14:00 – 16:00 COMIDA / DINAR

Restaurante Alejo (Avda. Estación, 2). Con Vinos (obsequio de Coviñas) y agua (obsequio de Aguas de San Benedetto). Exclusivamente para participantes que contraten el menú de las Jornadas.

Afternoon (Yeves Space)

16:00 – 17:00 JOSÉ PRIETO MARUGÁN: «La Zarzuela Rural, Local y Regional. Características y peculiaridades. La labradora (Romero/Fernández-Shaw y Magenti) como modelo».

17:00 – 17:10 Descanso / Descans (10’)

17:10 – 18:10 PEDRO CHAMORRO MARTÍNEZ: «La música de plectro en salas de concierto y conservatorios coexistiendo con la música de pulso y púa en el mundo rural».

18:10 – 18:20 Descanso / Descans (10’)

18:20 – 19:20 MARCIAL GARCÍA BALLESTEROS: «La Rondalla y Coros de Requena. Una agrupación concertística inusual a los veinticinco años de la muerte de su fundador, Rafael Bernabeu López».

19:20 – 19:30 Descanso / Descans (10’) Traslado al Auditorio de la Sociedad Musical “Santa Cecilia”.

19:30 – 21:00 CONCIERTO / CONCERT

Orquesta de Pulso y Púa y Coro de la Escuela Rondalla S. M. de Requena. Director: Francisco Martínez Martínez. Obras de Rafael Bernabeu López (1903-1993). Sala Auditorio de la Sociedad Musical «Santa Cecilia». Entrada gratuita para los participantes en las Jornadas (Programa en Sala).

Sunday, April 22

Morning (Yeves Space)

09:45 – 10:00 Acreditaciones y café / Acreditacions i cafè

10:00 – 11:00 SALVADOR ASTRUELLS MORENO: «Concursos Bandísticos en los pueblos valencianos. A la sombra de Valencia».

11:00 – 11:20 Descanso / Descans (20’)

11:20 – 12:20 BEATRIZ CANCELA MONTES: «Bandas de Música en el entorno rural gallego. El ejemplo de la Banda Municipal de Santiago de Compostela».

12:20 – 12:30 Descanso / Descans (10’)

12:30 – 13:45 Comunicaciones Libres (20’ + 5’ para preguntas) / Comunicacions lliures

12:30 – 12:55 Comunicación 4 / Comunicació 4

ELSA CALERO CARRAMOLINO: «Folklorismo carcelario: ¿identidad nacional o manual de subversión?».

12:55 – 13:20 Comunicación 5 / Comunicació 5

MARCO ANTONIO DE LA OSSA: «Ángel, musa y duende: Federico García Lorca, la investigación musical y las Canciones Populares Españolas».

13:20 – 13:45 Comunicación 6 / Comunicació 6

RAMÓN AHULLÓ HERMANO: «Sueca como dechado de la actividad musical local durante el primer tercio del siglo XX».

13:45 – 14:00 Descanso / Descans (15’) Traslado al lugar del Catering.

14:00 – 16:00 COMIDA / DINAR

Restaurante Alejo (Avda. Estación, 2). Con Vinos obsequio de Coviñas y agua obsequio de Aguas de San Benedetto. Exclusivamente para participantes que contraten el menú de las Jornadas.

Afternoon (Yeves Space)

16:15 – 17:15 FERMÍN PARDO PARDO: «La importancia del Acordeón como soporte musical en fiestas y acontecimientos sociales del interior de Valencia».

17:15 – 17:30 Entrega del III PREMI HONORÍFIC DE MUSICOLOGIA «AVAMUS» 2017 a FERMÍN PARDO PARDO (Abel Puig Gisbert, presidente de AVAMUS).

17:30 – 17:45 Clausura de las Jornadas / Clausura de les jornades

17:45 – 18:15 Descanso / Descans (30’) Traslado al Teatro Principal de Requena.

18:15 – 20:15 CONCIERTO / CONCERT

Banda Sinfónica de la Sociedad Musical «Santa Cecilia» de Requena: «Compositores del pueblo para el pueblo». Concierto de autores valencianos de los ss. XIX al XXI. Director: Sergio Navarro Bonaviña. Teatro Principal de Requena. Entrada gratuita para los participantes en las jornadas (programa en Sala).


Registration is priced at € 40 for the general public and € 25 for AVAMUS and ASREMUS members (includes attendance at the days and concerts). On the same day you can hire a € 15 menu arranged for the day. The registration period will remain open until April 16, 2018. To formalize the registration, you must make an entry (of € 40 or € 25, as appropriate) to the account number ES70 2100 4578 98 0200029972 of La Caixa. You will have to send an e-mail with the transfer receipt and your name and surnames to musicologia.avamus@gmail.com (please indicate in the same email if you want the menu for the first day, the second day, both or none , in order to reserve the corresponding premises, and that will only be paid on the same day without having to make any advance payment).


Requena accessed via the following routes:


  • Nacional III Madrid-Valencia.
  • Autovía Madrid-Valencia (A3).
  • Nacional 332, Valencia-Córdoba.
  • Nacional 330, Murcia-Zaragoza.
  • Ferrocarril Madrid-Valencia.


  • “Cercanías” Line

You can chech the schedules on http://www.renfe.es

Tel.: 902320320

Requena’s train station is at the crossroad between Capitán Gadea Av. and Estación Av..

  • AVE

You can check the schedules on http://www.renfe.es

Tel.: 902320320

AVE station is located in San Antonio (5’5 km. from Requena).


  • Autobuses Monbus

Regular services in Valencia, Albacete, Cuenca, etc.

Tel.: 902292900

e-mail: monbus@monbus.es

web: www.monbus.es / http://horarios.monbus.es

  • AutoRes

Madrid-Valencia buses

Tel.: 902020052

e-mail: informacion@avanzabus.com

web: www.avanzabus.com


AVAMUS Coordinator: Abel Puig Gisbert (630733663)


ASREMUS Coordinator: Marcial García Ballesteros (657802300)








M.I. Ayuntamiento de Requena

Sociedad Musical «Santa Cecilia» de Requena

Escuela Rondalla S. M. de Requena

Coviñas, C. V.

The Centenari of the ephemeris:

canons, identities and oblivions

Beethoven 250

AVAMUS – Associació Valenciana de Musicologia

Date: postponed on April 25, 2020 by COVID-19

Casa de la Cultura Marqués de González de Quirós

Passeig Germanies, 13

Gandia (Valencia)

Not to mention Beethoven. An impossible in this year 2020, 250th anniversary of his birth. Cultural activities of all kinds organized around the world and the programming of concert halls and radio stations even create an obvious risk of saturation.

From AVAMUS, we want to propose a tribute to the quasi-mythical hero of European music as an occasion to reflect on the concept itself of commemorating ephemeris.

The prodigious tools of historical memorization produced by our culture, although they do not exclude more or less interested oblivions, have certainly made the celebration of ephemeris a fact in any realm, not only cultural.

However, the celebration of the birthdays of prominent artists and figures in art and culture has a very precise origin, rooted in the processes of nationalization, during the 19th and 20th centuries. That is, the era when literary and artistic canons – which had been formed as repertoires of models to be imitated – were given new significance by authors who included the role of deeper interpreters and builders of cultures. national.

With that premise, birthdays and births, and, increasingly, any other significant date in their biographies, have become especially relevant community-building rituals.

It seems therefore justified to ask about the meaning of both celebrations, in an age like ours, which has seriously challenged artistic canons – even resizing the composer’s role as the main subject of musical creation – and which, politically, must face the challenges of globalization and the reactionary response of sovereignisms.


Juan José Carreras – Universidad de Zaragoza

Xavier Andreu Miralles – Universitat de València

Proposals for participation

The day is open to proposals for communication on topics related to the issues mentioned above. The directions included are only a few possibilities.

Beethoven Centenary

  • Celebration of previous centenaries (1920, 1927, 1970, 1977).
  • Beethoven’s presence in the Valencian music experience and more in general in Spain: concert programming, training and music education or not, popular culture, media, musicological research.


  • Is there a Valencian music canon?
  • Valencian musicians in the Spanish music canon.
  • Valencian musicians in the European music canon.


  • Hundreds recent (past and future).

Presentation of the proposals

Those interested in participating must send their proposals before Sunday, March 29, 2020, to the following email address:


Proposals should include:

  • Title of the proposal.
  • Name and surname of the participant.
  • Institutional affiliation (if applicable).
  • Contact email address.
  • Summary of a maximum of 300 words (bibliography included).


From 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


  1. General Audience: € 40
  2. AVAMUS members: € 25
  3. Unemployed, under 25 and students: € 20

The registration period will remain open from March 20 to April 20, 2020.

The deposit can be made through two channels:

  • Deposit, transfer or bank transfer to the following account number:

ES94 3159 0048 3125 9310 1021 (Caixa Popular)

Concept: Name and Surname(s)

  • Via Paypal, through the following link:

Paypal Registration

Concept: Name and Surname(s)

In any case, to formalize the registration, it will be necessary to make the corresponding payment and send an email to musicologia.avamus@gmail.com with the receipt of the entrance and the documentation that it considers appropriate to contribute in the form 3) of registration.

On the same day a menu of € 15 can be contracted for the day.

IV Honorary Award in Musicology

The Musicology Honorary Award is a three-year award instituted in 2010 by the Valencian Association of Musicology that recognizes the musicological trajectory of a person or entity that, for its scientific work, has made a significant contribution to publicizing the musical heritage Valencia. At the end of the day, the 2020 award will be presented, a unique sculpture by Salvador Marco made exclusively for AVAMUS.

Organizing Committee

Andrea Bombi

Juanma Ferrando

Jorge García

Abel Puig


AVAMUS – Associació Valenciana de Musicologia


Excm. Ajuntament de Gandia