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The city of Coimbra in northern Portugal was for several periods in early history of the country both its capital and the seat of its medieval university. The old city is set impressively on the slopes of a hill overlooking the river Mondego, with the buildings of the university dominating the town.
During the sixteenth century, thanks largely to the efforts of King Joa III, Coimbra became the greatest educational centre and one of the foremost cultural centres in Portugal. The second most powerful institution in the cultural life of town was the Augustinian monastery of Santa Cruz, which, since its foundation in 1131, enjoyed the protection of royalty.
The recording is in no sense a liturgical reconstruction; rather, the programme falls into two principal parts, in the first of which the sections of Lobos Missa pro defunctis are used as a frame for works from Santa Cruz. The second part concentrates principally on marian works in the Santa Cruz manuscripts.
|1||01:43||De profundis||Pedro de Cristo|
|2||04:57||Introit: Missa pro defunctis||Duarte Lobo|
|3||01:55||Kyrie: Missa pro defunctis||Duarte Lobo|
|4||04:56||Lachrimans sitivit anima mea||Pedro de Cristo|
|5||03:26||Gradual: Missa pro defunctis||Duarte Lobo|
|6||05:41||Si pie Domine||Anonymous|
|7||03:08||Offertory: Missa pro defunctis||Duarte Lobo|
|8||02:17||Inter vestibulum||Pedro de Cristo|
|9||02:43||Sanctus and Benedictus: Missa pro defunctis||Duarte Lobo|
|10||02:10||Agnus Dei: Missa pro defunctis||Duarte Lobo|
|11||02:31||Communion: Missa pro defunctis||Duarte Lobo|
|12||08:34||Libera me Domine||Aries Fernandez|
|13||07:30||Magnificat (Eighth tone)||Pedro de Cristo|
|14||02:40||Ave Regina c?orum||Pedro de Cristo|
|15||03:27||Alma redemptoris mater||Aries Fernandez|
|16||03:01||Ave Maria||Pedro de Cristo|
|17||03:06||Stabat Mater||Antonio Carreira|
|18||03:20||Sanctissimi quinque martires||Pedro de Cristo|