Polyphonia 14: Morago: Magnificat Primi Toni

polyphonia-014This is the edition number 14 of the “Polyphonia” series, featuring Portuguese sacred vocal polyphony from the 16th and 17th centuries, edited by MPMP – Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa. This number is the fith number devoted to the music of Estêvão Lopes Morago (c.1575-c.1630), composer of Spanish birth who spent all his life in Portugal, studided at the claustra of Évora Cathedral and was mestre de capela at Viseu Cathedral. (mais…)

Coro Polifónico Eborae Musica, June 7

Concerto EboraeI’ll be singing tomorrow (June 7), 21:30, with Coro Polifónico Eborae Musica, directed by Eduardo Martins, at the auditorium of the Cultural Centre in Redondo, a village near Évora. This is my first concert with the choir since my return to the city of Évora.

We will perform sacred vocal polyphony from Évora Cathedral, with works by Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo, Estêvão Lopes Morago and Estêvão de Brito, among others.

Ensemble Eborensis, June 6

Museu de ÉvoraTomorrow (June 6) 16:00, I’ll be singing with with my group Ensemble Eborensis at Évora Museum, just next to Évora Cathedral, in an open rehearsal for those who visit this museum. We will be at the beautiful archeology section, that has a beautiful portic from the time of king D. Manuel and will perform music by masters from the Cathedral. (mais…)

Francisco Martins • O vos omnes

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…)

Estêvão Lopes Morago • Sepulto Domino

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…)

Manuel Cardoso • In Monte Oliveti

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…)