Two unnoticed Portuguese villancicos in a 16th-century Italian songbook

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Abstract

The known Portuguese secular repertoire of the 16th century is found in several manuscripts of Iberian origin. The main sources are the four Portuguese cancioneiros, to which we can add some Portuguese-language pieces present in Spanish cancioneros and some pieces in Spanish whose author is Portuguese.
In this paper, I present two new 16th-century Portuguese songs, unica to my knowledge, which can be added to this corpus and which, for the first time, are not found in an Iberian manuscript but in an Italian manuscript from the Arundel collection, kept in the British Library. These pieces, which have remained unnoticed until now, are musically related to other Portuguese-language villancicos present in the Cancioneiro de Paris and the Cancioneiro de Elvas, and constitute the first known example of the transmission of Portuguese Renaissance song repertory in Italy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2017
Event1st Open Symposium on Late 15th- and Early 16th-Century Iberian Polyphonic Music - CESEM, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 Jan 2017 → …

Conference

Conference1st Open Symposium on Late 15th- and Early 16th-Century Iberian Polyphonic Music
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period6/01/17 → …

Keywords

  • Portuguese villancicos
  • 16th century
  • Renaissance secular music
  • Italian songbook
  • Arundel manuscript collection

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    Raimundo, N. (2017). Two unnoticed Portuguese villancicos in a 16th-century Italian songbook. 1st Open Symposium on Late 15th- and Early 16th-Century Iberian Polyphonic Music, Lisbon, Portugal.