Epigram from Cardoso’s Book of Magnificats

Manuel CardosoLatin transcription of the epigram from the beginning of Manuel Cardoso’s Cantica Beatae Virginis, published in Lisbon by Pedro Craebeeck in 1613.

As all of epigrams in the beginning of printed books, this one praises Cardoso’s musical art. Frequently ignored in the musicological study of these prints, many times these epigrams give us quite a lot of information, not only about the composer’s fame, but also other aspects about his life, in this case his identification as a Carmelite friar

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