PEM Database

The Portuguese Early Music Database allows free and universal access to a large number of manuscripts with musical notation with music written before c. 1650 preserved in many different libraries and archives in Portugal and surrounding Spanish towns. Every manuscript is given in full-colour reproduction and entered with a general description. Fragments are indexed in full. Selected codices with monophonic or polyphonic music are also fully indexed. There are many search capabilities which are immediately available to the visitor.


PEM Team

Manuel Pedro Ferreira | Director
Jan Koláček | Webmaster
Elsa De Luca | Development Coordinator
Bernadette Nelson | Coordinator of Polyphonic Sources
Leandra Scappaticci | Consultant