Lamentations by Manuel Cardoso

Luís Henriques

Last year was the 450th anniversary of Portuguese composer frei Manuel Cardoso’s birth. He was baptized on December 11, 1566, in the Church of Fronteira, a small village near the Spanish border. He wrote several Lamentations settings for the Triduum Sacrum published in his collection Livro de varios motetes… printed in Lisbon by Lourenço Craesbeeck in 1648, his last works to be published.

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