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
Cuydados meus tão cuidados 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAT
De vos e de mim naceo 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAB
De vos y de mi quexoso 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAB
Ja dei fim a meus cuidados 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAB
Ja não podeis ser contentes 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAT
Já que viveis tão ausentes 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAB
Não podem meus olhos vervos 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAB
Obriga vossa lindeza 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 STB
Ojuelos graciosos 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAT
Perdi a esperança 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 AAT
Perdido polos meus olhos 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SSA
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
Se do mal que me quereis 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAB
Secáronme los pesares 1560 Pedro de Escobar Secular Madrigals 3 ATB
Sempre fiz vossa vontade 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 ATB
Senhora bem poderey 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAT
Testou minha ventura 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 ATB
Toda noite e todo dia 1560 Anonymous Secular Villancicos 3 SAT
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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