Late Portuguese Polyphony

The Problem of Continuity in the Sacred Works of Diogo Dias Melgaz and Pedro Vaz Rego

LUÍS HENRIQUES

This page presents the research and materials produced during my PhD project at the University of Évora (2015-2022) focusing on the problematics of continuity in the sacred vocal music of the composers active at Évora Cathedral Diogo Dias Melgaz and Pedro Vaz Rego.

It comprises participation in scientific events, published texts, and outreach activities, as well as other media resources, such as videos and music editions, produced during the period.


The Composers

Diogo Dias Melgaz was born in Cuba in 1638 and died in 1700. He entered the Évora Cathedral choirboys school around 1647 or 48 and stayed in the Cathedral’s music service until his death. He became the master of the Claustra in 1663 and was probably appointed as chapel master around 1678.

Pedro vaz Rego was born in Campo-maior in 1673 and died in 1736. He was Reitor of the choirboys school and, for some time, also accumulated the post of master of the Claustra. He became chapel master retaining this post until the 1730s when he retired from the post of master of the Claustra.


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Publications & Papers in Conferences

  • “Continuidade do repertório polifónico na Catedral de Évora no século XVIII”. Eborae Musica (org.). Escola de Música da Sé de Évora: Conferências. Évora: Edições Colibri, 2019, pp. 179-189.
  • “A Novena para a Festa de S. Joseph de Pedro Vaz Rego e a atividade musical na Catedral de Évora na primeira metade do século XVIII”. II Historical Soundscape Meeting – Évora 2019, Colégio Mateus d’Aranda, University of Évora (Évora), 16-18 October 2019.
  • “Relações entre a Catedral de Évora e a Colegiada de Santo Antão no final do século XVIII: o caso do cantor José da Costa”. Boletim do Arquivo Distrital de Évora, n. 8 (2019), pp. 63-74.
  • “A antífona Recordare, Virgo Mater: Prática musical mariana na Sé de Évora no final do século XVII e século XVIII”. Vanda de Sá e Antónia Fialho Conde (eds.). Paisagens Sonoras Urbanas: História, Memória e Património. Évora: Publicações do Cidehus, 2019, pp. 261-279.
  • “Alguns aspetos de transformação musical na Catedral de Évora (Portugal) no Barroco: A produção musical de Pedro Vaz Rego nas primeiras décadas do século XVIII”. Anuario de Historia Regional y de las Fronteras, vol. 24, n. 1 (2019), pp. 15-33.
  • “A música na Catedral de Évora no limiar de setecentos: Aspetos de transição na obra de Diogo Dias Melgaz e Pedro Vaz Rego”. IV Simposio Internacional Jóvenes Investigadores del Barroco Iberoamericano: Las orillas del Barroco, CeIBA, Complejo Cultural San Francisco, Cáceres, 9-11 April, 2019.
  • “A nova capela-mor setecentista da Catedral de Évora: Uma abordagem ao seu impacto na atividade musical de Pedro Vaz Rego e Ignácio António Celestino”. Arte y Patrimonio, n. 3 (2018), pp. 77-92.
  • “Portuguese text insertions in early-eighteenth-century Latin musical works of Évora Cathedral”. I Congreso Internacional de Musicología JAM: Conexión, divulgación y conocimiento, Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos Ciudad de Oviedo, Oviedo, 8-10 November, 2018.
  • “The Circulation of Palestrinian Polyphony in the South of Portugal during the Eighteenth Century: The Repertories of Évora, Elvas and Vila Viçosa”. Web of Knowledge: A look into the Past, embracing the Future, College of Espírito Santo, University of Évora, 17-19 May, 2018.
  • “Recordare, Virgo Mater: devoção musical mariana na Sé de Évora no século XVIII”. Historical Soundscape Meeting Évora 2017 – City Soundscapes and Musical Patrimony, College Mateus d’Aranda, University of Évora, Évora, 26-28 October, 2017.
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