Digital edition of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina’s setting of Ave Maria. This work is set for two choirs SATB. The Ave Maria a 8 is extant in one of the various Vatican (I-Rvat) manuscripts containing music by Palestrina. I must say that, in some occasions, I have the feeling that this work is not only by Palestrina but has later additions, like the example of the Stabat Mater a 8, which has further additions by Felice Anerio. Despite any misattributions this is still a fantastic work. This is edition is transposed a tone downwards and original note values were kept. (mais…)
Several of my editions are in the “Featured Sheet Music” section at the front page of MusicaNeo website.
The editions present here are Estêvão de Brito’s Lamentations for Maundy Thursday and Holy Saturday and Diogo Dias Melgás’s In Monte Oliveti. (mais…)
The digital edition of Portuguese composer Diogo Dias Melgás’s (1638-1700) motet Salve Regina. The text is taken from the hymn to the Virgin Mary. Original pitch and original note values were kept in this edition.
This work was recorded by Pro Cantione Antiqua in their cd Music of the Portuguese Renaissance and, more recently, by The Sixteen in their cd A Golden Age of Portuguese Music. (mais…)
Digital edition of Portuguese composer Estêvão Lopes Morago’s (c1575-c1630) Ut Queant Laxis. This is the Vespers hymn from the Feast of St John the Baptist. In music history, it was in the first stanza of this hymn that Guido d’Arezzo based on for the attribution of the names of the seven notes (ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la and si).
Original pitch and original note values were kept in this edition (mais…)
The digital edition of Portuguese composer Diogo Dias Melgás’s (1638-1700) motet Memento Homo.
This motet uses a passage from Genesis 3, 19 which is sung during Lent. (mais…)
MusicaNeo chose my edition of Portuguese composer Diogo Dias Melgás’s (1638-1700) motet In Monte Olivetti to incorporate a selection of ten suggested works related with Holy Week and Easter.
I am honored that one of my editions was selected among thousands (about 150 000 scores online). It is also an honor to see a work by Diogo Dias Melgás together with composers like Wolfgang A. Mozart, Melchior Vulpius or Franz Schubert. A sign that the Portuguese polyphony is no less than other music.
First digital edition of Portuguese composer Manuel Mendes’s (c1547-1605) Missa pro Defunctis.
For this Requiem, Manuel Mendes has set two versions of the Graduale: a first one set in high clefs with the In Memoria section set for SAAB; a second version for SATB with the In Memoria section set for SAT. (mais…)