Luis Enriquez Bacalov is a prolific Argentine composer of film scores. Early on in his career, he composed scores for Spaghetti Western films, including Django, Storm Rider and The Price of Power.
Bacalov has been nominated twice for Academy Awards: for Scoring of Musicadaptation or treatment for The Gospel According to St. Matthew in 1967 and winning the award for Original Music Score for Il Postino in 1996.
In recent years, Bacalov has also composed significant works for chorus and orchestra, including his Misa Tango, a work setting a Spanish-language adaptation of the classic liturgical Mass to the tango rhythms of his native Argentina. The standard Mass text has been significantly truncated in accordance with Bacalov's desire that the work appeal to those of all Abrahamic faiths: Christians, Muslims and Jews. All references to Christ - except as the Lamb of God in the Agnus Dei - have been deleted. The Credo has been reduced to "I believe in one God, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. Amen." Misa Tango debuted in Rome with Placido Domingo as solo tenor in 2000 and was later recorded by Deutsche Grammophon with Placido Domingo (tenor), Ana Maria Martinez (mezzo-soprano) and Hector Ulises Passarella (bandoneon).
Ensemble vocal de Villars-sur-Glane, a Swiss choir
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