Cardoso, (Frei) Manuel

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Cardoso, (Frei) Manuel (b Fronteira do Alemtejo, 1566; d Lisbon, 1650). Portuguese composer and organist who spent most of his life as org. and choirmaster in Lisbon. From 1618 to 1625 was in household of Duke of Barcelona (later King John IV) who paid for printing of his first book of masses (1625) and a book of motets (1648). Wrote masses, motets, and other church mus. influenced by Palestrina. Many of his works were destroyed in Lisbon fire, 1755.