Leaving Academia.edu and ResearchGate

I have been thinking about this for quite some time and have decided to leave academia.edu and ResearchGate as places to share my research. This was prompt by the recent policy changes in academia.edu, that become much more commercial than it were.

Estêvão de Brito – Vidi Dominum

Of the three polychoral works by Portuguese composer Estêvão de Brito (c.1575-1641) present in his Motectorum Liber the motet Vidi Dominum, for eight voices (SATB+SATB) was the only one to be recorded in CD until recently. The other two works, also for eight voices, are O Rex gloriae, a motet that I have been writing a lot, and Dum…

Paper at Congress Interdisciplinarity in Social and Human Sciences

Na próxima Quinta-Feira, dia 11 de Maio, irei apresentar uma comunicação no II Congresso Internacional “Interdisciplinaridade nas Ciências Sociais e Humanas”, que decorrerá nos dias 11 e 12 de Maio na Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Algarve (Faro).

Plainchant Workshop in S. Jorge

Photo from the plainchant workshop I oriented last April 28, during the Meeting “Art and Heritage” 2017, in the island of São Jorge. We had 36 participants in this workshop and besides the first approach to the only choirbook we had in the island we also sung some chant. Very gratifying.

Musical Tour in Évora

Photo of the participants in the Music Guided Tour in front of Évora Cathedral while I was talking about the Cathedral’s musical past and the importance of its activity for other Portuguese and foreign musical centres.

Paper at X Jornadas de Jóvenes Musicólogos

A organização irá ler amanhã a minha comunicação aceite durante as X Jornadas de Jóvenes Musicólogos y Estudiantes de Musicología “Musicologies d’ahir i de demà: musicologies d’avui” que tiveram início hoje em Barcelona.

Paper at II Meeting JOIN 2017

No próximo dia 20 de Abril, pelas 11h00, irei apresentar uma comunicação no II JOIN – Encontro de Jovens Investigadores, que decorrerá de 19 a 20 de Abril no campus de Ponta Delgada da Universidade dos Açores. A comunicação integra o painel das 11h00 que decorrerá no Auditório VII do mesmo campus.

Musical Guided Tour in Évora

Amanhã estarei a orientar um Roteiro Musical pela cidade de Évora no âmbito das comemorações do Dia Internacional dos Monumentos e Sítios. A concentração para esta visita ocorrerá à entrada do Departamento de Música da Universidade de Évora, Colégio Mateus d’Aranda (Rua do Raimundo) e terá início pelas 14h00.

Lamentations by Manuel Cardoso

Last year was the 450th anniversary of Portuguese composer frei Manuel Cardoso’s birth. He was baptized on December 11, 1566, in the Church of Fronteira, a small village near the Spanish border. He wrote several Lamentations settings for the Triduum Sacrum published in his collection Livro de varios motetes… printed in Lisbon by Lourenço Craesbeeck…

Dominican Portico in Évora

I frequently walk by this beautiful portico in Évora. It is the entrance to the city’s cemetery, near the Convent of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, not far from the bus station. This is one example that in Évora you have to walk slowly if you want to appreciate what best this city has to offer.

Manuel de Tavares – Parce mihi Domine

Manuel de Tavares was an early-seventeenth century composer, who was born in Portalegre. He held the post of maestro di capilla in several Spanish cathedrals like Baeza, Murcia, Las Palmas and Cuenca (there is an brief text in Portuguese about this composer here).