Gonçalo Lourenço

(b. 5 January 1979, Setúbal).

Portuguese composer of mostly chamber and choral works that have been performed in Europe and North America; he is also active as a conductor.

Mr. Lourenço studied composition with Christopher Bochmann and Roberto Pérez at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa from 1999–2005. He later studied choral conducting with Earl Rivers, Brett Scott and Elmer Thomas at the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music, where he earned his master's degree, and choral conducting with William Gray, Robert Porco and Carmen Helena Téllez at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he is working on his DMA.

As a conductor, he founded both the Odyssea Choir and the Coro da Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon in 2004 and served as the artistic director of each chorus from 2004–09. He has served as artistic director of the Cincinnati Camerata since 2011 and co-founded with the violinists James Andrewes and Maria Romero the ensemble for Baroque music Exordium in 2012.


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COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS (note that the composer uses 'GL' instead of 'Op.'; dates unavailable)


Ça Va! Icelandic Dances, GL 9

Obtulerunt Domino, 85 guitars, GL 14

Sui Generis, small orchestra (15 players), GL 19

The Chronicles of Allaryia, small orchestra, GL 25


Four Animals, flute, GL 5

Sonatina, violin, GL 6

Chaoi Rex, clarinet, GL 7

Lucifer's Fall, 4 saxophones, GL 10

UFO, 4 guitars, GL 12

Individualities I, flute, GL 13

Obcæcatio. 7 Deadly Sins, oboe, GL 15

Alma Mater, flute, violin, cello, piano, GL 16

Ícore, haegeum (2-string violin from the Koreas), 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, GL 17

Individualities II, clarinet, GL 20

Palindrome, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, piano, accordion, vibraphone, GL 22

Choral Fantasia, 11-string alto guitar, GL 24

The Village, Folk Fantasy, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, GL 26

Clarinetando, 4 clarinets, GL 30

Concertino for English Horn and Double Reed Ensemble, English horn, ensemble, GL 34

Toccata Transtornada, guitar, GL 35


Requiem, In Memoriam Amélia Moreno, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, mixed chorus, large orchestra, GL 1

Four Christmas Motets, mixed chorus, GL 2

Two Sacred Prayers, mixed chorus, GL 3

Desabafo (text by Ana Rosa), speaker, mixed chorus, 4 guitars, GL 4

The Alentejo Boy. An Alentejo Passion, mixed chorus, GL 8

Steps of the Pilgrimage, mixed chorus, GL 11

Lamentum Lacteus, Mass for Saint Nicholas Day, mixed chorus, GL 18

Hodie Christus Natus Est, mixed chorus, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, timpani, tubular bells, GL 23

Two Portuguese Madrigals, mixed chorus, GL 27

Casto Algarve (choral tale), mixed chorus, GL 28

From the Ashes (oratorio), soloists, speaker, mixed chorus, large orchestra, GL 29

Due Natali Italiani, mixed chorus, GL 33

Three Sacred Scenes, mixed chorus, GL 36

Do Triunfo à Morte (concerto), mixed chorus, violin, GL 37

The Young Women of My Village (folk tale), female chorus, GL 38

Achadas da Fronteira, mixed chorus, percussion, GL 39


The Song of My Smile (mini-song-cycle), soprano, guitar, cello, GL 31

The Love Offering (mini-song-cycle), mezzo-soprano, piano, GL 32


Moments, 11 Miniatures for Piano Solo, GL 21