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Eurico Carrapatoso

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Name  Eurico Carrapatoso
Role  Composer

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Music director  Medici Con L'africa

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Eurico Carrapatoso (born February 15, 1962, in Mirandela) is a Portuguese composer.


Eurico carrapatoso sweet rustica for horn and piano

Awards and honors

2006 - UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers, Paris, with his O meu poemário infantil for tenor and orchestra

2004 - Decorated by the President of Portuguese Republic with Commendation of the Order of the Infante Dom Henrique

2001 - National Identity Prize

1999 - Francisco de Lacerda Composition Prize

1999 - UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers, Paris, with his Sorrow on the death of Jorge Peixinho for large orchestra

1998 - UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers, Paris, with his Cinco melodias em forma de Montemel for soprano, horn and piano

1998 - Lopes-Graça Prize from the City of Tomar

Main works


  • Peer, you're lying!
  • 2001

    incidental music for the Ibsen's play Peer Gynt

    Opus: 38

    Duration (minutes) 110

    1(picc).1(ca).1(bcl).1 - hn - perc(2) - pno - 2 vln.vla.vlc.db (with C extension)

    Commission: The New Teatro Aberto

    First Performance: 24.2.02, Teatro Aberto, Lisbon: Teatro Aberto's Ensemble, Joao Paulo Santos

  • Wolf Diogo and Mosquito Valentim
  • 2002

    scenic cantata for two singers, speaker, children's choir and orchestra

    Opus: 41

    Duration (minutes) 50

    Instrumentation: 2(2=picc).2.2.2. - 2hn - timp - strings (some basses with C extension)

    Singers: Fox Rose (soprano), Wolf Diogo (bass), speaker, children's choir

    Text: Antonio Pires Cabral

    Language: Portuguese

    Commission: Porto National Orchestra

    First Performance: 20.12.02, S.John National Theater, Oporto: Angélica Neto / Jorge Vaz de Carvalho / Paulo Pires / C.P.O. Children's Choir / Porto National Orchestra / Joao Paulo Santos

  • The Forest
  • 2004

    children's opera in two acts and sixteen scenes for five singers and orchestra

    Opus: 47

    Duration (minutes) 65

    Instrumentation: 1(picc).1(ca).1(bcl).1(cbsn).sax(ssax) - 2hn - perc(1) - guit - harp - pno - strings (some basses with C extension)

    Singers: Isabel (soprano), Dwarf (bass), Bandit (baritone), Wise man (baritone), Music Teacher (tenor), Tree (speaker), children's choir, male choir (ad libitum)

    Text: Ana Maria Magalhaes and Isabel Alçada after Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

    Language: Portuguese

    Commission: Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Portuguese National Opera House)

    First Performance: 28.2.04, Sao Luiz Theater, Lisbon: Angelica Neto / Jose Corvelo / Armando Possante / Rui Baeta / National Conservatoire Children's Choir / Portuguese Symphony Orchestra / Joao Paulo Santos

  • The death of Ludwig II of Bavaria
  • 2010

    music drama in one act and one scene for soprano, mezzo, chorus and orchestra

    Opus: 58

    Duration (minutes) 13

    Instrumentation: 2hn - timp - strings (some basses with C extension)

    Singers: Death (soprano), Providence (mezzo), mixed choir

    Libreto: João Botelho after Bernardo Soares's text (one of Fernando Pessoa heteronyms) Funeral march for Ludwig II of Bavaria (in The Book of Disquiet - 1920's ~ 30's)

    Language: Portuguese

    Commission: AR DE FILMES

    First Performance: 13.12.2010, open space, Sintra Forest (the Glorious Eden, quoting Byron)

  • Sabina Freire
  • 2009-2010

    opera in three acts and thirty scenes for eight singers and orchestra

    Opus: 60

    Duration (minutes) 120

    Instrumentation: 1(picc).1(ca).2(bcl).2(cbsn) - 4hn. 1 - perc(1) - timp - harp - strings (some basses with C extension)

    Singers: Sabina (soprano), D. Maria (baritone), Julio (baritone), Epifanio (tenor), Doctor Fino (bass), Padre Correia (tenor), Minister (baritone), Procurador Ferreira (baritone)

    Libreto: Eurico Carrapatoso after Manuel Teixeira Gomes's play Sabina Freire (1905)

    Language: Portuguese

    Commission: Portimão Municipal Council

    First Performance: 11.12.2010, TEMPO Auditorium, Portimão


  • Sorrow on the death of Jorge Peixinho
  • 1998

    large orchestra

    Opus: 15

    Duration (minutes) 18

    Instrumentation: 2(2=picc).2(2=ca).2(2=bcl).2(2=cbsn)- - perc(5) - timp - harp - strings (basses with C extension)

    Commission: Macao's Music Festival

    First Performance: 1.11.98, Sao Domingo's Church, Macao: Porto National Orchestra, Marc Foster

  • Modes of unlimited expression
  • 1998

    Opus: 18

    Duration (minutes) 16

    Instrumentation: strings

    First Performance: 10.10.98, Library of Mafra's National Palace: Lisbon Sinfonietta, Vasco Azevedo

    First Recording: La ma de Guido LMG 2047: Lisbon Sinfonietta, Vasco Azevedo

  • Modes of unlimited expression II
  • 1999

    large orchestra

    Opus: 20

    Duration (minutes) 18

    Instrumentation: 2(2=picc).2(2=ca).2(1=picccl 2=bcl).2(2=cbsn)- - perc(1) - timp - harp - pno - strings (some basses with C extension)

    Commission: Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra

    First Performance: 9.6.98, Queluz's National Palace: Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Miguel Graça Moura

  • Aver-o-mar (Seeing-the-see)
  • 1999


    Opus: 21

    Duration (minutes) 18

    Instrumentation: 2(2=picc).2(2=ca).2(1=picccl 2=bcl).2. - - perc(1) - timp - strings (some basses with C extension)

    Commission: Povoa's Music Festival

    First Performance: 30.7.99, Povoa's Casino: Phillarmonia of Beiras, Osvaldo Ferreira

    First Recording: Numerica, NUM 1108: Povoa Symphony Orchestra, Osvaldo Ferreira

  • Praxitelic Music for two Gods from Olympus
  • 2004


    Duration (minutes) 9

    Instrumentation: - - perc(1) - harp - strings

    Commission: Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and Portuguese National Opera House

    First Performance: 12.11.04: Lisbon New University Auditorium, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Donato Renzetti

  • Tempus fugit
  • 2007-2008

    large orchestra

    Opus: 53

    Duration (minutes) 20

    Instrumentation: 3(3=picc).3(3=ca).3(2=picccl 3=bcl).2.cbsn- - perc(3) - timp - harp - pno - strings (basses with C extension)

    Commission: Rio de Janeiro's Cultur Department

    First Performance: 23.8.2008, Cecilia Meireles Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Flavio Florence


  • Requiem (Passos Manuel in memoriam)
  • 2004

    Singers: baritone, mixed choir, orchestra

    Instrumentation: 4 French horns - harp - strings (basses with C extension)

    Opus: 48

    Commission: Passos Canavarro Foundation

    Duration (minutes) 50

    Text: Latin Catholic Requiem Mass

    Language: Latin

    First Performance: 18.1.06, Graca Church, Santarém: Jorge Vaz de Carvalho (baritone), Lisboa Cantat Choir, Porto National Orchestra, Joao Paulo Santos


  • Drei lieder ohne worte
  • 1997

    SATB a-cappella

    Duration (minutes) 7

    First Performance: 3.11.98, Southwarck Cathedral, London: Lisbon Chamber Choir, Teresita Gutierrez Marques

    First Recording: Numerica, NUM 1083: Lisbon Chamber Choir, Teresita Gutierrez Marques

  • Missa sine nomine
  • 2006

    SATB a-cappella

    Opus: 50

    Duration (minutes) 16

    Text: Latin Catholic Mass

    Language: Latin

    First Performance: 28.9.06, St. Cyprian Church, London: Helios Voices, Sergio Fontao

  • Our Lady's Diptic
  • 2007

    SATB / Organ

    Opus: 52

    Duration (minutes) 12

    Text: Stabat Mater and Salve Regina

    Language: Latin

    Commission: Lisbon Classical University

    First Performance: 16.6.07, Sao Roque Church, Lisbon: Lisbon University Chamber Choir, David Cranmer, Jose Robert

  • Stabat Mater
  • 2008

    Singers: baritone, chamber choir (ssaattbb)

    Instrumentation: 1(picc).1(ca).1(bcl) - 1.1(A picc, flugelh) - perc(1) - harp - pno - 2 (with C extension)

    Opus: 54

    Duration (minutes) 25

    Text: Stabat Mater and Deus Benino (Luis de Camões)

    Language: Latin and Portuguese

    Commission: Belém Cultural Center (CCB)

    First Performance: 18.3.08, Belém Cultural Center, Lisbon: Armando Possante, Olisipo Choir, OrchestrUtopica, Cesario Costa


  • Suite d'Aquem e d'Alem mar
  • 2000

    String quartet and marimba

    Duration (minutes) 10

    First Performance: 1.11.01, Purcell Room, London: Chilingirian String Quartet and Pedro Carneiro

  • In illo tempore
  • 2009

    String quartet

    Opus: 56

    Duration (minutes) 25

    Commission: Matosinhos's Municipal Council

    First Performance: 12.11.09, Constantino Nery Theater: Matosinhos String Quartet

  • O espelho da alma (The soul's mirror)
  • 2009

    Piano quartet (pno -

    Opus: 57

    Duration (minutes) 18

    Commission: Torres Vedras's Municipal Council

    First Performance: 27.11.09, Torres Vedras Auditorium: Ensemble Darcos


  • Boosey & Hawkes
  • BIM Editions
  • Carus-Verlag
  • Main performers


    Stefan Asbury, Vasco Azevedo, Joana Carneiro, Pedro Carneiro, Simon Carrington, Nuno Corte-Real, Cesario Costa, Osvaldo Ferreira, Flavio Florence, Mark Foster, Patrick Gallois, Miguel Graca-Moura, Pablo Heras-Casado, Antonio Lourenco, Vytautas Lukocius, Wojciech Michniewski, Misha Rachlevsky, Donato Renzetti, Joao Paulo Santos, Joao Tiago Santos, Ernst Schelle, Brian Schembri, Nils Schweckendiek, Marc Tardue, Cara Tasher, Tapio Tuomela, Maciej Zoltowski


    Porto National Orchestra, Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, Lisbon Sinfonietta, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Deutsche Oper Berlin Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Finnish Uusinta Kamariorkesteri, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, S.Petersburg Kapella Symphony Orchestra


    Remix Ensemble, OrchestrUtopica, Grupo de Musica Contemporanea de Lisboa, Opus Ensemble, Ensemble Darcos, Galliard Ensemble, Chilingirian String Quartet, New Zealand String Quartet, Carion Woodwind Quintet, Ensemble Mediterrain, Matosinhos String Quartet, SONOR Ensemble


    The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club (Eugene Rogers), UNF Chamber Singers, Philharmonic Chamber Choir of Estonia (Daniel Reuss), Gulbenkian Choir (Joana Carneiro), Ars Nova Vocal Ensenble (Katalin Kiss), Coro Casa da Musica (Simon Carrington), Coral de Letras da Universidade do Porto (Borges Coelho)


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