Alleluia (Pires, Vasco)

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Editor Luís Pereira Leal (b.1936)
Manuel Morais (b.1943)
J.-P. Sarrautte
Robert Stevenson
Publisher. Info. Portugaliæ Musica XXXVII: Antologia de Polifonia Portuguesa (1490-1680) [No.4].
Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1982. (pp.18-19).
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General Information

Work Title Alleluia a 3
Alternative. Title
Composer Pires, Vasco
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Alleluia
Language Textless / Latin (see below, Comments)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Renaissance
Piece Style Renaissance
Instrumentation 3 voices

Misc. Comments

According to Grove Music, "The textless alleluia was the first of a long series of similar pieces written in Portugal: these all lack text but were therefore adaptable to any feast." This means that they were sung, but the words changed according to the event. The question is whether they would have been sung in Latin or vernacular, in this case Portuguese. Since Pires was working somewhat prior to Luther's reforms, which would not have reached Portugal until later, this work was undoubtedly sung in Latin regardless of which words were used. Tagged for Latin.