Marcos António da Fonseca Portugal [Marco Portogallo]

Marcos Portugal Lisboa, 24th March 1762 – Rio de Janeiro, 17th February 1830. Luso-Brazilian organist, maestro and prolific composer (over 70 dramatic works, including 40 operas, and more than 140 sacred works), obtained an unparalleled international success in Portuguese musical history, with hundreds of operatic representations in Europe. In Portugal and Brazil, however, his fame as a composer was mainly due to the sacred genre, with some works remaining in the churches’ repertoire until the beginning of the 20th century. | Read more...

11 Jan 2013
The religious work of Marcos António Portugal (1762-1830): thematic catalogue, source and text criticism, chronology proposal

Book cover by António Jorge Marques
Year: 2012
Item Description: 1052 p. + 1 optical disc (CD-Rom); 28 cm
ISBN: 9789725654729
Publisher: National Library of Portugal / CESEM

You can buy the book or find more information in the National Library's website (in Portuguese).

5th Nov 2012
Marcos Portugal (1762-1830): 250th Anniversary

Marcos Portugal Exhibition Poster National Library of Portugal · Exhibition Room
25th October 2012 to 31st January 2013

Opening Hours:
Monday–Friday: 13h00–19h00 / Saturday: 10h00–17h00
Free Admission

More information in the National Library's website (in Portuguese).

Available for sale: “Missa Grande” full score
5th Aug 2010

Full score cover The Missa Grande (Great Mass, c.1782-1790) by Marcos Portugal (1762-1830) is one of the most paradigmatic sacred works of 19th century Portugal. Probably commissioned by Queen D. Maria I, it was sung in Portuguese churches until the beginning of the 20th century. Originally composed for mixed voices and orchestra, it was soon adapted by the composer for a more accessible basso continuo. It is this last and more widespread version that was now published (and recently recorded), and is available for sale.
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