Pedro de Cristo

(c. 1550—1618)

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(b Coimbra, c.1550; d Coimbra, 16 Dec. 1618). Portuguese composer. In 1571 he took his vows at the monastery of Santa Cruz in Coimbra, where he later became mestre de capela. At times he held the equivalent post at the monastery of S. Vicente de Fora in Lisbon. He played the harp, flute, and dulcian, as well as keyboard instruments. His numerous works—many preserved in autograph copies—are mainly for four or five voices in a concise style, with frequent use of sequence, and some rhythmically animated declamation of text.

From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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