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Matais de incêndios

possibly by António Marques Lésbio
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Manuscrito do Grupo de Mogi das Cruzes, 17th century

Matais de incêndios is a rare Brazilian villancico in Portuguese and accompanied by guitar and percussion. It has been suggested that this work may be by the Portuguese composer António Marques Lésbio, who was a singer at the Chapel Royal in Lisbon in the seventeenth century and achieved widespread fame. A contemporary described him in 1688 as the ‘Apollo of our times’. Much of his music was sadly destroyed in the Lisbon earthquake of 1755.

from notes by Jeffrey Skidmore © 2015


Brazilian Adventures
Studio Master: CDA68114Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Part 1: Matais de incêndios
Track 1 on CDA68114 [2'30]
Part 2: Para abrasar corações
Track 22 on CDA68114 [2'32]

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