Pires, VascoUpdated on 16/08/2020
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Pires appears as a singer at Coimbra Cathedral in 1481. In 1509 he is named as a singer to the Bishop of Coimbra, while holding a prebend at São João de Almedina. A document from 1547 mentions Pires as a chapelmaster and already deceased.
Stevenson, Robert, “Preface”, in Antologia de polifonia portuguesa 1490-1680, ed. by Robert Stevenson, Luís Pereira Leal, and Manuel Morais, Portugaliae Musica, 37 (Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1982) pp. xxvi-xliv, at xxx-xxxi
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