Edition of Estêvão Lopes Morago’s “Magnificat Primi Toni”

This is the edition number 14 of the “Polyphonia” series, featuring Portuguese sacred vocal polyphony from the 16th and 17th centuries, edited by MPMP – Movimento Patrimonial pela Música Portuguesa. This number is the fifth number devoted to the music of Estêvão Lopes Morago (c.1575-c.1630), composer of Spanish birth who spent all his life in Portugal, studided at the claustra of Évora Cathedral and was mestre de capela at Viseu Cathedral.

The edition comprises only one work by Morago: his Magnificat Primi Toni, one of the four versions of this hymn set by the composer. The four-voice (SATB) work was copied in Manuscript 4, one of the two manuscripts now preserved at Viseu Districtal Archive that have music by Morago. This work was recorded by Grupo Vocal Olisipo in their CD featuring music for Christmas by Morago using an older edition.

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Sheet music available at Edições MPMP