Performers: Grupo Vocal Olisipo [Ana Cláudia Sousa (1st Soprano); Ana Paula Almeida (2nd Soprano); Elsa Cortez (1st Contralto); Catarina Saraiva (2nd Contralto); Sérgio Peixoto (1st Tenor); Armando Possante (Baritone); Hugo Oliveira (bass).]
Playing time: 55:15
Recording date: April 1995
This is the first recording devoted to the music of Estevão de Brito (1575?-1641), an important member of the last generation of Portuguese Renaissance composers. A pupil of Magalhães, he was born in Serpa around 1575 and was appointed chapelmaster of Badajoz Cathedral in 1597. From 1613 until his death he served as chapelmaster of Malaga Cathedral, in the archives of which survives all of his known music. He apparently wrote numerous villanelles, as well, but all of them have been lost.
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