Duarte Lôbo began studying music at Èvora with Manuel Mendes. He was appointed mestre da capela at Lisbon Cathedral in 1594 and remained there until his death in 1646. His six volumes of liturgical music prove him to be one of the leading Portuguese exponents of the polyphonic style. Victoria and other contemporaries and successors considered Lôbo as one of the finest musicians of his time.
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