Concert 2: Capella Patriarchal and the Lisbon Cornetts & Sackbutts

Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 20.00, Igreja de São Roque, Lisbon



ANTÓNIO CARREIRA (a.1540-a.1597)

Fantasia em Lá-Ré


PLAINCHANT (Manuale processionum, 1596)

Hossana filio David



In monte Oliveti


PLAINCHANT (Manuale processionum, 1596)

Pueri Hebraeorum portantes



Pueri Hebraeorum vestimenta


DUARTE LOBO (1565-1646)

Gloria, laus et honor



Fantasia em Ré



Missa Dominica in Palmis

Kyrie (alternated with plainchant, Graduale […] abbreviatum, 1546)

Credo (alternated with plainchant, Graduale […] abbreviatum, 1546)

Sanctus and Benedictus



Turbae quae precedebant [a5]



Missa Dominica in Palmis

Agnus Dei (alternated with plainchant, Graduale […] abbreviatum, 1546)

Deo gratias [a5]



Fantasia sexti toni


Ave Regina caelorum [a8]

Capella Patriarchal

Mariana Moldão – Soprano

Maria de Fátima Nunes – Alto

João Moreira – Tenor

Hugo Oliveira – Bass


Cornetas & Sacabuxas de Lisboa

Tiago Simas Freire, Rodrigo Calveyra – Cornetts

António Santos, Helder Rodrigues – Sackbutts


Sérgio Silva – Organ
João Vaz – Organ and direction


Capella Patriarchal. Founded in 2006 and having given a number of concerts in Portugal, Spain and Germany, this ensemble’s primary goal is to reveal the treasures of Portuguese sacred music. It frequently performs unpublished music, taking special care in the necessary research into the musical sources beforehand, as well as making a particular effort to observe the performance practices of different periods. The presence of the organ allows not only the performance of works in which the instrument has an obbligato or basso continuo part, but also earlier repertoire, according to the tradition of vocal polyphony accompanied by the organ or other instruments. Having its origins in the work of João Vaz on Portuguese organ music of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, the approach to vocal music is achieved through the collaboration of singers who have specialised in this kind of repertoire. Capella Patriarchal made CD recordings of the Lamentations, Responsories, and Miserere for Maundy Thursday and the Ferial Mass by Fernando de Almeida (c.1620-1660), as well as of the Responsories for Good Friday by José Marques e Silva (1782-1837). These were the first recordings fully dedicated to those composers.

Cornetas & Sacabuxas de Lisboa. After a number of years working together in various Portuguese orchestras on projects featuring repertoire of the seventeenth century (namely, the Casa da Música Baroque Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and the Ludovice Ensemble), we decided to create in Portugal a group dedicated to our common human and musical past. Thus, over lunch between two rehearsals, the Cornetas & Sacabuxas de Lisboa (Lisbon Cornetts and Sackbutts) was born: an ensemble dedicated to reanimating those wind instruments in Portugal – instruments which are rare today, but which, being a single family, were formerly a symbol of ceremonial majesty. After studying at famous European centres of historically informed performance (Basle, Lyon, Geneva) and participating in innumerable master-classes, each of us devotes a good part of his career to the research and practice of repertories from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. As the Cornetas & Sacabuxas de Lisboa, we aim principally to share and disseminate those instruments which have given our group their name.

João Vaz. Born in Lisbon, João Vaz studied organ under Antoine Sibertin-Blanc in Lisbon and José Luis González Uriol in Zaragoza. He holds a doctorate in Music and Musicology, with a dissertation on the Portuguese classical organ tradition in the early 1800’s. Having developed a worldwide career, he is often invited to play in prestigious organ festivals, as well as to teach in performance courses and to act as a jury member in international organ competitions. His interest in Portuguese organ music is reflected in his several CD recordings (most of them performed on Portuguese historic organs) and in his musicological work. João Vaz holds the position of organ teacher at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML). He is also artistic director of the Madeira Organ Festival and of the concert series featuring the six organs of the Basilica of the National Palace of Mafra – for the restoration of which he was a permanent consultant – and of the historic organ of the Church of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon, of which he became titular organist in 1997.