Feature: Duarte Lôbo (±1565-1646): Missa Pro Defunctis a8

On September 21st 2012 I posted two motets by Duarte Lôbo Pater Peccavi ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMKib… ) and Audivi vocem de cælo ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64cGZ… ) they’re the only two of Lôbo’s motets that have survived and are not only beautiful and interesting pieces of music in and of themselves but are also interesting because Lôbo wrote…

Feature: Mouton & Morales — Quæramus cum pastoribus

Mouton’s beautiful Christmastide motet ‘Quæramus cum pastoribus’ – the name comes from its first line ‘Quæramus cum pastoribus verbum incarnatum‘ (Let us, with the shepherds, seek the incarnate word) was a wildly popular piece of music that spread like wildfire throughout Catholic Christendom, there are copies of it to be found in churches and cathedrals…