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XXX International Music Meetings at Casa de Mateus

The program of the XXX International Music Encounters of Casa de Mateus is completed with the exhibition and discussion of central themes of ancient and baroque music at the Jornada Musicológica.

On August 15th, starting at 5 pm, musicologists Manuel Pedro Ferreira and Ricardo Bernardes, both researchers at the Center for the Study of Sociology and Aesthetics of Music at Universidade Nova de Lisboa, share their views on the Missal de Mateus and on Almeida Mota‘s work and his transits between Portugal and Galicia, respectively.

The Missal de Mateus – so known because it was in the custody of this parish, at least between the century. XV and the century. XX – was written in the 12th century and is the oldest liturgical book related to the custom of the diocese of Braga. It contains important musical additions, which highlight the models received from the south of France.

In this conference, the manuscript will be presented, with projection of images and sound examples, the history of its study, the problems of its origin, its musical notation, and the pieces found there.

Portuguese composer João Pedro de Almeida Mota, who wrote sacred Latin music, but also vilancicos in Castilian and opera in Italian, is one of the best examples of musicians and music that circulated between Portugal and Galicia.

Almeida Mota graduated in Lisbon and worked in Braga to leave for Mondonhedo, Tui, and Santiago de Compostela before passing through Lugo and Astorga to end his days in the privileged position of one of the composers of the Royal Chapel in Madrid.

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