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5 Divertimentos harmônicos

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Some of the earliest Brazilian colonial music is found in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco, in the city of Recife, where Luís Álvares Pinto was active as a composer and teacher, writing several didactic works including the intriguingly titled Sight-reading without confusion! His charming Beata virgo and Oh! Pulchra es are from Divertimentos harmônicos (‘Harmonic amusements’).

from notes by Jeffrey Skidmore © 2015


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


No 1: Beata virgo
Track 26 on CDA68114 [1'58]
No 5: Oh! Pulchra es
Track 28 on CDA68114 [1'10]

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