Fidelio Musica edicion has recently published the world’s first edition of Mass Pro defunctis by the Portuguese composer Pedro de Escobar also known as Pedro do Porto. Escobar’s requiem is the first iberian Requiem and one of the first in Europe to follow the example of Johannes Ockeghem’s Requiem. According to the musicologists Tess Knighton this Requiem migh have been sung in the year 1504 at the funeral of Queen Isabella of Castilla, the most famous Spanish Queen who sponsored the voyage of Columbus that led to the discovery of America.
Go to (http://em.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/pdf_extract/XXVII/1/142) to read Tess Knighton review on Escobar’s Requiem.
Fidelio Musica has edited two different versions ATTB (male voices and original) and SATB (for mixed choir)
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