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Vicente Lusitano

Vicente Lusitano has been played on NTS in shows including Kali Malone, featured first on 24 December 2020. Songs played include Heu Me, Domine 4vv.

Vicente Lusitano (c. 1520 – c. 1561) was a Portuguese composer and theorist of the late Renaissance. He was possibly of African descent, and has a claim to being the first published black composer.

Lusitano, which means "Portuguese", appears to be a nickname rather than a family name. He was born in Olivença, but little else is known for certain of his life, including the dates of his birth and death. Some information is recorded in the 18th century biography by Diogo Barbosa…

Heu Me, Domine 4vv
Vicente Lusitano, The Marian Consort
Linn Records2022
Heu Me, Domine 4vv
Vicente Lusitano, The Marian ConsortLinn Records2022