Welcome

This website exists to share the music of Nicola Porpora (1686 – 1768) and his contemporaries through editions, recordings, and discussion. It is based largely on the research of countertenor and musicologist James Sanderson whose approach is as performer/researcher dedicated to turning manuscripts of long forgotten music into experiences of music and poetry interwoven.

Most of the music in the catalogue has never before been available in modern editions or recordings – we invite you to enter the world of this great vocal music.

All of the music from this site is available through Cantata Editions. Help us bring the music to life!