Cancioneiro de Elvas

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General description

The Cancioneiro de Elvas is a Renaissance songbook of Portuguese music from the 16th century. It is one important source of secular music from the Iberian Renaissance. The Elvas Songbook was found in 1928 in the library of Elvas, by the musicologist Manuel Joaquim. It was copied in the 16th century and is divided in two parts:

  • The first part is musical: contains 65 works of polyphonic (3 voices) secular music from Portugal and Spain. The poems used are villancicos and cantigas.
  • The second part is literary: contains 36 poems without music.

Publication date and place: c. 1560 – Manuscript.

The musical part of the songbook has been studied and transcribed by three musicologists - Manuel Joaquim, Manuel Morais and Gil Miranda.

List of works

Works at CPDL

Title Year Composer Genre Subgenre Vo. Voices
A la villa voy 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 STB
Aquella voluntad 1560 Anonymous Secular 3 STB
Obriga vossa lindeza 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 STB
Ojuelos graciosos 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAT
Porque me não vês Joãna 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAB,STB
Que he o que vejo 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAT
Quierese morir Antón 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAT
Romerico, tú que vienes 1560 Juan del Encina Secular Madrigals 3 STB
Testou minha ventura 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 ATB
Todo me cansa y me pena 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 ATB
Tu gitana que adevinas 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 STB
Venid a sospirar al verde prado 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 STB


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