Estêvão de Brito

Born: c. 1570

Died: 1641

Birthplace: Serpa, Portugal

Estêvão de Brito was a Portuguese composer of polyphony. He studied music at the Cathedral of Évora with Filipe de Magalhães. In January 1597 he was already mestre de capela of the Cathedral of Badajoz (Spain), where he stayed until 1613. In that year, he went to the cathedral of Málaga and succeeded Francisco Vásquez bearing the same office as Cristóbal de Morales, precisely 50 years before. He stayed in Málaga until his death in 1641

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