Costa, Andrea Da

Costa, Andrea da a Portuguese theologian and musician, was born in the early part of the 17th century at Lisbon, and took the habit of the order of the Holy Trinity of that city, August 3, 1650. He devoted himself exclusively to musical composition and the study of the harp, and was harpist to the chapel of Alfonso VI and of Pedro II. He died suddenly, July 6, 1685; but left a large number of works-in the musical library of the kings of Portugal, especially Mosses and Da Paixao da Dominga de Palmas, etc. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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