Antônio Muniz Santiago

Birthdate: unknown
Date of death: unknown

Author of psalteries who apparently enjoyed prestige during the second half of the eighteenth century, because his instruments were sent to Portugal. At the site of the Museum of Music in Lisbon, Portugal, it is possible to access information about a psaltery of the same author, similar to a specimen exhibited at the MVIM. In Antônio Vieira dos Santos’ codex (1784-1854) there is secular music for psalteries of the period when Brazil was a colony and then part of the Portuguese Empire. Santiago appears as the inventor of a psaltery with extended texture.


Bibliographic References:
BUDASZ, Rogério. Saltério. In: SANTOS, Antônio Vieira dos, 1784-1854. Cifras de música para Saltério/Antônio Vieira dos Santos. Estudo e transcrições musicais: Rogério Budasz. Curitiba: Editora da UFPR, 2002.