Responsory for four voices, by Portuguese composer Francisco Martins (1628-1680). This is the fifth responsory at Matins for Holy Saturday, of the sets composed by Martins for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday respectively. Martins studied at Évora Cathedral and was mestre de capela at Elvas Cathedral. This is one of the recordings this group made at Angra Cathedral in early August 2013. (mais…)
The Motet Sepulto Domino, for four voices, by Estêvão Lopes Morago (c.1575-c.1630) is one of three small works for Holy Week that are present in the P-Va Ms 3. This work uses part of the text of the last responsory at matins for Holy Saturday.
This video was recorded during Ensemble da Sé de Angra‘s concert at the Igreja Matriz de Santa Cruz (city of Praia da Vitória), 3 February 2013. (mais…)
Responsory In Monte Oliveti, for four voices, by Portuguese composer Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650). This is the first responsory at Matins for Maundy Thursday, one of the few Cardoso sets to polyphony and published in his Livro de varios motetes (1648). This is a recording from Ensemble da Sé de Angra’s concert at the Igreja Matriz de Santa Cruz (city of Praia da Vitória) 3 February 2013. (mais…)
I’ll be singing with the choir of Angra Cathedral during this year’s Holy Week ceremonies. This year we will not be doing 17th-century sacred polyphony (I sung and directed the choir two years ago), but Portuguese liturgical music, which will be directed by the choir master Jorge Barbosa. Some of the antiphons were written especially for this occasion by my good friend and mestre de capela of the Cathedral Duarte Gonçalves da Rosa.
In this third video of the vihuela music series is another example of the numerous intabulations and glosas on works by the famous Renaissance composer Josquin des Prez (c.1450-1521).
This is the “Hosanna” section from the Sanctus of Josquin’s Missa Faysant Regretz, for which are provided two glosas by Luys de Narváez (fl.1526-1549) present in the Quinto libro d’El Delphin de musica, printed in Valladolin in 1538. (mais…)
In this video Hendrik Vanden Abeele talks about folio 23 recto of the 1481 Ghent antiphonary. The folio has the end of tertiam. One can find the “rubric: procession BM, towards claustrum with Verbum caro (with verse and repetition), navi R Descendit, on (re)arrival of choir ant Hodie and other instructions on appropriate hierarchy of commemorations (Marian vs Stephen, John, innocent), and finally again R Verbum, this time without verse. (mais…)
This is the second number of the Polyphonia series, edited by Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa, comprising three more motets by Portuguese composer Diogo Dias Melgaz (1638-1700). Melgaz was mestre de capela at Évora Cathedral in the last decades of the 17th century. This edition comprises the motets Memento homo, Ille homo qui dicitur Jesus and In jejunio et fletu, all for four voices (SATB). (mais…)