Cosme Delgado

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Cosme Delgado (c. 1530, Cartaxo-17 September 1596, Évora) was a Portuguese Renaissance composer. He was born in Cartaxo and held the positions of cantor and mestre de capela at the Cathedral of Évora, where he was well renowned both as a composer and as a teacher. The most important of his students was Manuel Mendes, a relevant figure of the Portuguese polyphonic school. His works - masses, motets, lamentations, and one theorical essay - were left by testament to the Convent of Espinheiro in Évora.