Recercadas del Trattado de Glosas
The Recercadas are a prodigy of melancholic grace, of subtle harmony, of intelligence, but they are not like an oasis in a desert. Diego Ortiz, with Narváez, Mudarra, Lluís Milà and Cabezón, among others, illustrates the sky-high level of instrumental music of Spanish Renaissance. Still, in the Recercadas there is more than a quintessential epitome of a great tradition. There is tremor of a premonition subjected to order in an exquisite, wise and malleable fashion within the splendour of art in a humane measure.