The PEM, a research group located in the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, led by Manuel Pedro Ferreira and cohesived arround  the project "Musical exchanges, 1100-1650: The circulation of early music in Europe and overseas in Iberian and Iberian-related sources" , has compiled over many years a large number of musical sources in both the Portuguese and Iberian archives that are accessible on its webpage. It is a database with just under 20,000 pieces of music, drawn from 250 different sources.


Polyphonic music has interesetd to scholars not only for its sound complexity but also for being an expression of power of its constituents. This is the case of the PRoMs research project that is dedicated to the sound study, but also material (of the rich codices) of polyphonic music between the years 1480-1530. It is a project based in England, with the participation of the universities of York, Bargor and Manchester, as well as King College London, the Warburg Institute, the Capella Pratensis and the European Research Council.


Tomás Luis de Victoria's music is basically polyphonic and religious. Precisely for this second feature, to study Victoria's masterpieces  we must take into accont the use the monodic music during the divine services in Victoria's life. To know this repertory we would like to highlith the efforts of the Cantus Manuscript Database. It is a webpage organized by group of researchers (around seventy), mainly based in Anglo-Saxon universities, although not only.


Since several years, but especially in the last months -due to the covid pandemie-  the internet has become an essencial ressource  for musicological researchs. An example of these resources is the DIAMM platform (an acronym for The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music).


The international project  'Music And Late Medieval European Court Cultures' (MALMECC) is an interdisciplinary research group funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and leader by some researches of the University of Oxford. Nevertheless the team is composed of musicologists from the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Slovakia and Poland.

Abvlensis in the book "¿Qué vende un músico?"

Juan F. Ballesteros y Carlos Moreno have just published the book ¿Qué vende un músico?, in which they explore in an entertaining way the multiple professional facets of the musician in today's society. Precisely one of its chapters presents Abvlensis as an example of a cultural product that take advantage of the synergies of its environment to bear fruit, especially in the musical training offered by Stvdium in its master classes.

Archive of Iberian Polyphony

The research project "The anatomy of Iberian polyphonic music from the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries" (PTDC / CPC-MMU / 0314/2014) offers to all accademics an open-access resource and research tool of Hispanic and Portuguese music between 1470 and 1520. This is a research project located at the Unviersidade Nova de Lisboa and coordinated by João Pedro d'Alvarenga. Its goals are contextualize and value Hispanic music in the context of the European polyphony.

Tomás Luis de Victoria, Abulensis

Oníricom broadcast company ofers in open access and through the YouTube platform, its documentary about Tomás Luis de Victoria, which was presented at our festival "abulensis" in its 2014 edition.

Music against coronavirus

There are many seasons, concerts and conferences (about Early Music bt not only) that have been canceled or postponed these days due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. But it is also true that the cultural institutions, and also musicians, had hightly support the movements #yomequedoencasa #stayathome #iorestoacasa that seek, or enhance the recommended isolation of citizens, or make the quarantine and isolation imposed in some territories more bearable.

Sculpture of Tomás Luis de Victoria

On March 12, the city council of Ávila inaugurated the statue dedicated to Tomás Luis de Victoria, located in the Plaza del Teniente Arévalo in the town. The sculpture, designed by Óscar Alvariño, has been exposed in a small act carried out by the City Council, hoping that the improvement in sanitary conditions caused by the spread of the COVID-19 will allow  a huge act to present it to the citizenship. The statue, which recognaise the importance of the compositor to the city, is already visible to all passers-by who can and want to admire it.



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