Secular cantatas in the Pombalino manuscript

VV. AA. -  Secular cantatas in the Pombalino manuscript

162 pages. 2023 ISMN 979-0-805453-35-4 (paperback)

Also available in digital format (PDF)

48,08 €

We publish in this volume the secular cantatas compiled in the Pombalino manuscript (National Library of Portugal, Pba-82). This manuscript, copied by the poet and playwright Alexandre António de Lima (1699-1760) around 1715-1725, contains sixteen secular cantatas with Spanish text. The authors of these cantatas are some of the most famous Spanish and Portuguese composers of their time: Sebastián Durón, Jaime de la Te y Sagau, André da Costa, Francisco José Coutinho, Antonio Literes and Pedro Rabassa. Unfortunately, the copy presents numerous and serious errors, both in the music and in the text. Thanks to the comparison with other sources, it has been possible to correct errors and thus offer a useful tool to performers who wish to explore the repertoire of the human cantata.

Cantatas (all for S and bc):

André da Costa (fl. 1701-1722): Alba soberana

Antonio Literes (1673-1747): Déjame, tirano dios 

Sebastián Durón (1660-1716): Ay de mí, santos cielos

Anónimo: A fuego y sangre mi infelice suerte

Jaime de la Te y Sagau (1684-1736): Ay, infeliz memoria

Francisco José Coutinho (1680-1724): Este desasosiego

Sebastián Durón: Montes gigantes

Sebastián Durón: A la apacible sombra

Anónimo (atribuible a Sebastián Durón): Amante estrella mía

Sebastián Durón: Sosieguen, sosieguen

André da Costa: La ausencia me condena

Jaime de la Te y Sagau: Después que el pensamiento

Anónimo (atribuible a Sebastián Durón): Al son de la cadena

Pedro Rabassa (1683-1767): Monstruo voraz

Sebastián Durón: En el profundo valle

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