Colección de música virreinal (Baile de danzantes, Baile del chimo, Lanchas para bailar)
The establishment of Christian churches and music schools in South America fostered a blend of European and indigenous music traditions, often performed concurrently at events.
The "Trujillo del Perú" codex, compiled by Bishop Martínez de Compañón between 1782 and 1785, offers an invaluable musical record of this intersection, containing transcriptions of 18 tunes, notes about instruments, and performance instructions. Many compositions, such as the Jalla llunch, jalla lloch, hold linguistic and cultural significance, representing extinct languages like Moche or Muchik.
Accompanying watercolor illustrations further elucidate the period's instrumental use, with depictions highlighting the amalgamation of native, European, and African instruments and rhythms. This collection also chronicles various costume dances that continue to be performed today, underscoring the enduring cultural heritage of the region.