• Two mid-16th-century Cecilian parody masses
    When speaking of Cecilian music, one generally has the idea of the nineteenth-century movement, mostly centred in Germany, that pushed a reformation of Catholic church music, aiming to restore a […]
  • The motet Ad te levavi animam meam by Palestrina
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina died on 2 February 1594. Several months earlier, a collection of 68 motets was published. Although it appeared at the end of 1593 it is generally […]
  • A biographical note on the composer António de Oliveira
    Not much is known about the Portuguese composer António de Oliveira, besides that he was active in the last decades of the sixteenth century. Much of what is known about […]
  • The Medieval Soundscape of Évora from a 17th-Century Perspective
    Most of the published studies about the history of music in the Portuguese city of Évora have begin chronologically in the first decades of the sixteenth century onwards. This period […]
  • Pueri Hebraeorum vestimenta by Simão dos Anjos
    The city of Évora, Alentejo, Portugal, is known for its musical history regarding the great Portuguese masters of polyphony of the first half of the seventeenth century. Names like Fr. […]
  • The Magnificat Quarti Toni by Duarte Lobo
    In 1626 the Portuguese theorist Antonio Fernandes dedicated his Arte de Musica to his former master Duarte Lobo praising him as one of the most illustrious Portuguese masters. Duarte Lobo […]