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Databases

PEM - Portuguese Early Music Database

The Portuguese Early Music Database allows free and universal access to a large number of manuscripts with musical notation written before c. 1650 preserved in many different libraries and archives in Portugal and surrounding Spanish locations. Every manuscript is given in full-colour reproduction and entered with a general description. Fragments are indexed in full. Selected codices with monophonic or polyphonic music are also fully indexed. There are many search capabilities that are immediately available to the visitor. Under Sources, the visitor is able to search for manuscripts according to location, type and century (single or multiple choice), in addition to more detailed information such as shelf-mark, provenance, type of notation and other available criteria. Once a manuscript is selected, the researcher is presented with the contents of that source, along with its corresponding images. Under Compositions, the visitor is able to locate specific chants or polyphonic items in the indexed manuscripts, and to search by composer. Under Archives, a list of Iberian collections and libraries are listed using RISM sigla and can be searched.

PEM Team

Manuel Pedro Ferreira | Director

Elsa De Luca | Coordinator of Monodic Sources

Bernadette Nelson | Coordinator of Polyphonic Sources

Elsa De Luca | Zuelma Chaves | Esperanza Rodríguez-García | Development Coordinators

Leandra Scappaticci † | Consultant

Contributors: Elsa De Luca | Kate Helsen | Bernadette Nelson | Diogo Alte da Veiga | Zuelma Chaves | Ana Sá Carvalho | Carla Crespo | Mara Fortu | Kathleen Nelson | João Pedro d’Alvarenga | Océane Boudeau | Alberto Medina de Seiça | Nuno Raimundo | Francisco Vilaça Lopes | Esperanza Rodríguez-García

Jan Koláček | Web / Database Developer

Musicians of the Franciscan Order in Portugal

Acervo histórico do Mosteiro de Arouca

Arquivo José Mário Branco

Archive Catalog of the Musem & Library of the House of Braganza


Databases available at CESEM

Musical Iconography

Lisbon Cantigas de Santa Maria Database


Databases developed in partnerships

Galician-Portuguese Medieval Songs (in partnership with the Institute of Medieval Studies)


Databases in reconstruction

Luso-Brazilian Biographic Dictionary


Databases in development

Musical Iconography

Espólio Manuel Emílio Porto

Catalogue of the Mafra’s National Palace Musical Section

Archive for Iberian Polyphony