Chœur L’Échelle
Missa Grande de Marcos Portugal (1762 Lisbonne – 1830 Rio de Janeiro) conducted by Bruno Procopio

The work is inspired by the concertato style and highlights the alternation between choir and soloists.

Marcos Portugal was undoubtedly the most important Luso-Brazilian composer of all time. Known in Europe for his innumerable operas, the majority of his later work is dedicated to religious music. The complete repertoire written for the Royal Chapel of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) comes to 130 works, including monumental compositions like the Missa Grande.