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João Pedro d’Alvarenga


João Pedro d’Alvarenga

CESEM Position: Integrated researcher
Invited Research Fellow (BCC)

Current Situation

Executive Secretary of the Managing Board of CESEM since January 2015; Coordinator of the Early Music Studies Research Group, including supervision of the Thematic Line Music Palaeography and Editing and the Music Palaeography and Editing Lab, since March 2014; Senior Research Fellow of CESEM since January 2009.

Previous Situation

FCT Investigator (development level/Principal Researcher, IF/00052/2012), 2 September 2013-1 September 2018; Co-General Editor for the Portuguese Journal of Musicology, 2012-2015, and Editor, 1996-1998; Post-Doctoral Fellow supported by the FCT (SFRH/BPD/65876/2009) at the CESEM, February 1, 2010-September 1, 2013; Professor Auxiliar, University of Évora, School of Arts, Department of Music, March 17, 2006-June 4, 2011; Coordinator, Unidade de Investigação em Música e Musicologia (Research Unit in Music and Musicology), University of Évora, February 2007-January 2009; Research Fellow, Centro de História da Arte at the University of Évora, July 2000-February 2007; Visiting Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Oporto, ESMAE, Early Music Department, October 2005-June 2006; Assistente Convidado, full-time, University of Évora, Department of Music, November 17, 1997-March 16 2006; Director for the settlement of the National Music Museum in Lisbon, Sociedade Lisboa ’94, 1993-1994; Head of the Music Section, National Library of Portugal, March 13, 1991-November 16, 1997.

Academic Education

Doctorate degree in Music and Musicology, University of Évora, Portugal, awarded the top degree of ‘Approved with Distinction and Praise’ by unanimous vote of the evaluation committee, March 16, 2006; Licentiateship in Musicology, NOVA FCSH, with final grade average of 17 over 20, 1988.

João Pedro d’Alvarenga, “Allo stile dei musici di questa nazione: Balancing the Old and New in Portuguese Church Music from the 1720s and 1730s”, Basler Jahrbuch für Historische Musikpraxis, 38 (2014; published in 2018), pp. 33-53.
João Pedro d’Alvarenga, “The Office of the Dead in Portuguese Medieval Uses”, Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, nova série, 4/1 (2017), pp. 167-204, <http://rpm-ns.pt/index.php/rpm/article/view/317/506>.

João Pedro d’Alvarenga, “Patterns for Sixteenth- to Early-Seventeenth-Century Portuguese Polyphonic Settings of the Requiem Mass”, in Música e História: Estudos em homenagem a Manuel Carlos de Brito, ed. Manuel Pedro Ferreira and Teresa Cascudo (Lisboa, CESEM, Colibri, 2017), pp. 53-76.

João Pedro d’Alvarenga, “Some Identifying Features of Late Fifteenth- and Early Sixteenth-Century Portuguese Polyphony”, in Musical Exchanges, 1100-1650: Iberian Connections, ed. Manuel Pedro Ferreira, Iberian Early Music Studies 2 (Kassel, Reichenberger, 2016), pp. 165-190. João Pedro d’Alvarenga, “Two Polyphonic Settings of the Mass for the Dead from Late Sixteenth-Century Portugal: Bridging Pre- and Post-Tridentine Traditions”, Acta Musicologica, 88/1 (2016), pp. 5-33. João Pedro d’Alvarenga, “On Performing Practices in Mid- to Late-Sixteenth-Century Portuguese Church Music: The Cappella of Évora Cathedral”, Early Music, 43/1 (2015), pp. 3-21. João Pedro d’Alvarenga, “Polyphonic Church Music and Sources from Late Sixteenth-Century Évora Cathedral”, Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, nova série, 2/1 (2015), pp. 19-40, <http://rpm-ns.pt/index.php/rpm/article/view/261/324>.

Research Group:

Early Music Studies (coordinator)

Thematic Lines and Research Nucleuses:

Music Palaeography and Editing (coordinator)