Pedro de Escobar
About the composer
Pedro de Escobar, c. 1465-1535, was born in Oporto, Portugal. He was also referred to as Pedro de Porto, or Pedro del Puerto and is regarded as the leading Portuguese composer of his time.
He was a singer in the royal Castillian chapel of queen Isabella and after that worked at the Portuguese court.
From 1507 to 1514 he was Master of the Chapel in Sevilla, Spain. He probably died in Evora in 1535. Among his works are two mass settings, eight hymns and seven motets.
About the Stabat Mater
Countertenor, 2 Tenors, Bass
A polyphonic interpretation of the first stanzas.
Only the first two stanzas are sung.
Information about the recording
|CD:||CRD 3450: Pedro de Escobar – Motets – Hymns – Missa pro defunctis|
One of Escobar’s masses, and some other vocal works, recorded at All Hallows Church, London, in August 1987. I bought this CD in a record shop in the Netherlands, 1998.
|Choir:||Quodlibet, in fact consisting of soloists|
John Douglas-Williams, countertenor
Missa Pro Defunctis