Analysing and reconstructing sixteenth-century Portuguese polyphony
The Lost&Found project explores the neglected repertories of mid to late sixteenth-century Portuguese polyphony by analysing coherent collections of complete works and essaying the reconstruction of missing voices in incomplete sets of manuscript partbooks. It is part of a larger project dealing with Medieval and early modern fragmentary sources of music, PTDC/ART-PER/0902/2020, currently run in CESEM – Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, and funded by the Government of Portugal through the FCT – Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Downloadable editions of the analysed and the reconstructed works are made available in MEI and PDF formats for study and performance purposes. Lost&Found also has a pedagogical scope as it includes a thesaurus of musical types and a searchable database of analytical observations that can be used by anyone aiming at advancing in the study of Renaissance polyphonic music.