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Coutinho, Francisco Josélocked

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(b Lisbon, Oct 21, 1680; d Paris, Feb 13, 1724). Portuguese composer. Son of Manuel Pereira Coutinho, govenor of Angola (1630–35), he came from a rich and aristocratic family. In deference to his social status, he was usually asked to compose the first villancico in nine published sets of instrumentally accompanied villancicos sung at various Lisbon festivities between ...

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