Artist: Paolo de Matteis.
Current location: Saint Louis Art Museum,
Missouri, United States of America.
Source/Photographer: Saint Louis Art Museum official site.
Portrait of Diego Ortiz
from the Title Page of his
"Trattado de Glosas" (1553).
This File 19 June 2009.
Diego Ortiz (1510 – 1570) was a Spanish composer and musicologist, in service to the Spanish Viceroy of Naples, and, later, to Philip II of Spain. Ortiz published influential treatises on both instrumental and vocal performance.
The following YouTube rendition, of Beata Es Virgo, is taken from Vespers,
for all Feasts of The Blessed Virgin Mary, in Naples in 1565.
The Versicle, "Deus in aduitorium",
is followed by
the Antiphon, "
then Psalm 109, Dixit Dominus,
then the Motet, Beata Es Virgo.
"Beata Es Virgo",
by Diego Ortiz.
Sung by Cantar Lontano.
Director: Marco Mencoboni.
Available on YouTube at