One of the most important groups that brought together Brazilian classical and popular/folkloric musics, the Quinteto Armorial was derived from the Armorial Movement, led by Ariano Suassuna. Their work consisted of the adaptation and execution of Brazilian Renaissance pieces and European medieval-influenced ones, inspired by the Northeastern folklore. Formed in 1970, the first formation of the Quinteto Armorial was absorbed by the Orquestra Armorial de Câmara, which performed in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. The group was awarded with the São Paulo's Association of Art Critics' award (APCA) in 1974, the year in which they recorded Quinteto Armorial -- Do Romance ao Galope Nordestino (Marcus Pereira). They recorded three more albums until 1980, when was dissolved.
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