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VIRMOND, Marcos da Cunha Lopes  and  NOGUEIRA, Lenita Waldige Mendes. Veni Sancte Spiritus: a motet by José Mauricio Nunes Garcia. Per musi [online]. 2011, n.24, pp.167-171. ISSN 1517-7599.

Sacred musical production had important representatives in the period of colonial and imperial Brazil, among which stands out Father José Maurício Nunes Garcia, in charge of music at the Royal Chapel in Rio de Janeiro before and after the arrival of the royal family in 1808. His vast output resisted time through autograph manuscripts or copies, which have been the target of intense study, especially the pioneering research of Cleofe Person de Mattos. Yet, currently, only part of his work is restored from the musicological point of view in what regards performance. Thus, this study aims to comment on the musicological transcription of a motet entitled Veni Sancte Spiritus, for small orchestra of strings, two flutes and a fourvoice choir.

Keywords : José Maurício Nunes Garcia; Brazilian colonial music; historical musicology; motet Veni Sancte Spiritus.

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