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Sancta Maria Francisco Guerrero (1527-1599)
Missa Sancta Maria Duarte Lobo (c1565-1646)
Sanctus & Benedictus
Ave Maria a 8 Pedro de Cristo (c1550-1618)
Dixit Dominus João Lourenço Rebelo (1610-1661/5)
Magnificat 8º tom* Anónimo (sécs.XVI-XVIII)
Laudate pueri João Lourenço Rebelo
Ave maris stella* Anónimo (sécs.XVI-XVIII)
Ave Regina Caelorum a 8 Duarte Lobo
Salve Regina a 11 Duarte Lobo
The programme performed today is based on Cupertinos’ first CD, which represents an incursion into the masterful work of Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650), undoubtedly one of the most widely recognized and acclaimed Portuguese musicians of all time. Along with composers such as Pedro de Cristo (c.1550-1618), Duarte Lobo (c.1565-1646) or Filipe de Magalhães (c.1571-1652), Cardoso represents, in an iconic way, the period that came to be known as “Golden Age” of Portuguese Music, masterfully carved over the 16th and 17th centuries. Born in Fronteira, Cardoso began his musical studies in the mid-1570s at the Collegio dos Moços do Coro da Sé de Évora – one of the most proficuous centers of musical training of the time -, where he was probably a disciple of Manuel Mendes (1547-1605 ). In 1588, he entered the Convento do Carmo, in Lisbon, where he became an organist and chapel master, a position he held for six decades.
During his lifetime, there were frequent praises and respectful references to his intense devotion and his exceptional musical talent, characteristics that Manuel Cardoso integrated in a particularly expressive style of composition, in which he privileged some of the liturgical texts of greater dramatic importance. Today’s programme, inspired by the centrality and perpetuity of the themes of penance and redemption, revolves around the true axes of the Liturgical Year – the Time of Advent and the Time of Lent. With an insight into the conceptually related Liturgy of the Dead, with particular emphasis on the Missa Pro Defunctis (Requiem) a 4, three of the five books that Manuel Cardoso published in Lisbon between 1613 and 1648 are explored: Cantica Beatae Mariae Virginis ( 1613), Missae qvaternis qvinis, et sex vocibus, liber primvs (1625) and Livro de varios motetes, officio da semana santa, e ovtras cousas (1648).
Dedicated exclusively to Manuel Cardoso (1566-1650)
Lamentationes 1:6-7 [Vau. Et egressus est] a 6
In monte oliveti
Tristis est anima mea
Missa Pro Defunctis a 4
Sanctus & Benedictus
Tua est potentia a 6
Domine tu mihi lavas pedes
Amen dico vobis
Cum audisset Joannes
Quid hic statis a 5
Magnificat secundi toni
Sitivit anima mea a 6