Cantum Mensurable is a project focused on Iberian polyphony of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It also presents videos, research and other materials on Portuguese polyphony and Portuguese music in general, Art History and Cultural Heritage.
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The psalm “Deus misereatur nostri”, for four voices, by Polish composer Mikolaj Gomólka (c.1535-c.1609). This work was published in Gomólka’s “Melodiae Ná Psalterz Polski” printed in Krakow in 1580. Continue reading Mikolaj Gomólka • Deus misereatur nostri
The motet “Exsultate justi”, for four voices, by Italian composer Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c.1560-1627. This motet, originally with a continuo part, was first published in his 1602 “”Cento Concerti Ecclesiastici, a una, a due, a tre, & a quattro voci…”. Continue reading Lodovico da Viadana – Exsultate justi
The responsory “Judas mercator pessimus”, for four voices, by Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). This is the second responsory (Second Nocturn) for the Matins office of Maundy Thursday, published in his 1585 “Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae”. Continue reading Tomás Luis de Victoria – Judas mercator pessimus
The motet “Recordare, Virgo Mater”, for double choir and continuo, by Portuguese composer Diogo Dias Melgaz (1638-1700). This motet is preserved in partbooks in the Évora Cathedral music archive. Continue reading Diogo Dias Melgaz – Recordare, Virgo Mater
Polychoral motet “Regina caeli”, for eight voices, by Tomás Luis de Victoria. Instrumental version with shawms, sackbuts and bajón. This work was first published in Victoria’s 1576 first book of masses. Continue reading Tomás Luis de Victoria – Regina Caeli [a 8] [instrumental]
The Kyrie [00:04], Gloria [04:04], Sanctus [10:35] and Agnus Dei [14:34] from the Missa Quarti Toni, for five voices by the Portuguese composer Fr. Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650). This mass was published in Cardoso’s 1636 second book of masses. Continue reading Manuel Cardoso – Missa Quarti Toni
The responsory “In Monte Oliveti”, for six voices, by the Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613). This is the first responsory for the first nocturn of the Matins office of Maundy Thursday, published in his 1611 “Responsoria et alia ad Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae”. Continue reading Carlo Gesualdo – In Monte Oliveti
The responsory “Amicus meus”, for four voices, by Spanish composer Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). This is the first responsory (Second Nocturn) for the Matins office of Maundy Thursday, published in his 1585 “Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae”. Continue reading Tomás Luis de Victoria – Amicus meus
The Missa L’Homme armé, for four voices, by Spanish composer Francisco de Peñalosa (c1470-1528). This mass is to be found in the choirbook 2/3 from the Capitular Archive of Tarazona Cathedral. Kyrie [00:04], Gloria [02:50], Credo [07:30], Sanctus [14:42], Agnus Dei [22:34] Continue reading Francisco de Peñalosa – Missa L’Homme armé
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