Paper at Conference Reading the Middle-Ages Today

No próximo dia 22 de Junho irei apresentar uma comunicação na International Conference “Reading the Middle-Ages today: Sources, Texts and Translation”, organizado pelo Centro de Estudos Humanísticos, que decorrerá de 22 a 23 de Junho no Anfiteatro do Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas, Universidade do Minho (Braga).

Paper at Seminar of IHC in Évora

Segunda-Feira, dia 19 de Junho, irei apresentar uma comunicação no Seminário “Os intelectuais portugueses durante o Estado Novo: percursos e posicionamentos”, organizado pelo IHC-CEHFCi-UÉ, que decorrerá de 19 a 20 de Junho no Palácio do Vimioso, Universidade de Évora.

Estêvão Lopes Morago – Oculi mei semper ad Dominum

Estêvão Lopes Morago (c.1575-c.1630), composer of Spanish birth, studied at the choirboys school in Évora Cathedral, probably with Filipe de Magalhães, in the last decades of the sixteenth century. He was one of the many musicians who studied at the Cathedral and later became chapel masters and musicians in other Portuguese and foreign musical institutions….

Articles for Glosas Magazine

The 15th issue (November 2016) of the Portuguese classical muisc magazine Glosas featured the publication of two articles by me. Although I’m a regular contributor to the magazine it is not mormal for me to have two articles in a single issue, but this time there were two almost irresistible themes.

Modal Theory of the 16th and 17th Centuries

This is another very useful video of the project Early Music Sources. This episode is dedicated to the modal theory in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This is not so simple as may be suggested in the video but, still, it is an excellent resource to understand it.

Music Editions Performed by Scottish Choir

The University of Edinburgh Renaissance Choir, directed by Noel O’Reagan, will be performing several of my editions on their tour in Portugal and Galiza this week. The choir will also perform works by Portuguese composers such as Filipe de Magalhães and Estêvão de Brito and Spanish composers such as Estêvão Lopes Morago, Francisco Guerrero and…

Évora Cathedral

Photo of the choir lectern at Évora Cathedral last April 18th. As I was seated in the choir-stalls listening to the Cathedral’s sixteenth-century organ following the guided tour to the instrument during the International Day for Monuments activities.

Estêvão de Brito – O Rex gloriae

The polychoral motet O Rex gloriae by Portuguese composer Estêvão de Brito (c.1575-1641) is one of his three works for 8 voices, one of which – the motet Vidi Dominum – was published here recently.

Leaving and ResearchGate

I have been thinking about this for quite some time and have decided to leave and ResearchGate as places to share my research. This was prompt by the recent policy changes in, 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.