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Archivo de Música de las Catedrales de Zaragoza. Archivos catedralicios (La Seo y El Pilar) Catedral-Basílica del Pilar, Zaragoza.

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The Archivo de Música de las Catedrales de Zaragoza, located at the cathedral of El Pilar, contains the documentation of the two Zaragoza cathedrals (La Seo and El Pilar). In the present database we will include here the information about music sources in this Archive, as well as references to musicians who worked at El Pilar. For references about musicians who worked at the Cathedral of Zaragoza (La Seo), see Catedral del Salvador (La Seo), Zaragoza in the following link: https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/institution/catedral-del-salvador-la-seo-zaragoza-archivo

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Birth date: 
18/4 (?)
Death date: 
19/2 (?)
Nationality: 
Biography: 

Manuel Albiac, an Augustinian monk, was the author of an "Arte de escribir libros de coro (en borrador)" (Zaragoza, 1835) [16 leaves +120 pages], an original and unpublished manuscript at the Library of the Hispanic Society of America in New York [HC380/812]; this entry with a brief description is found in Karl W. Hiersemann, Bibliotheca Iberica, being a choice collection of scarce and valuable books and manuscripts on Spain and Portugal... containing partly the libraries of D. Antonio de la Peña y Guillén, cura castrense de la plaza de Madrid, D. Federico Olmeda, Pbro. maestro de capilla de Burgos and other collections (Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, Catalog 380, [ca. 1911]), p. 185:

"Albiac, Man., o S. Aug., arte de escribir libros de coro (borrador). Manuscrito original e inédito del autor. En-4. Zaragoza 1835. Piel. 16 hojas y 120 pp. Diese unveröffentlicht gebliebene Anleitung zur kalligraphischen Ausführung von Missalen und Antiphonarien gibt hauptsächlich Vorlagen von geometrisch konstruirten Majuskeln und Minuskeln der Antiquaschrift. Das Werk sollte dem Domkapitel von Zaragoza gewidmet wereden, ist aber über diesen ersten Entwurf nicht hinausgekommen."

Although the description refers to the calligraphy of chant books, given the rarity of this unique manuscript, it is also of interest for the copying process of music manuscripts in general, including those of polyphony.

Submission’s author: 
fl. Zaragoza, 1835

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Birth date: 
17/3 (1666)
Death date: 
18/2 (1733)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
18-IX-1685—III-1686: Colegiata de Santa María de los Sagrados Corporales
24-VIII-1686—1690: Catedral de Lleida
1698—5-V-1700: Catedral de Jaca
V-1700—1707: Catedral-Basílica del Pilar, Zaragoza
1707-1710: Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid
6-VI-1710—20-III-1733: Catedral de Toledo
Submission’s author: 
Puebla de Albortón, Zaragoza, 29-IX-1666 — Toledo, 20-III-1733

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Birth date: 
18/2 (1733)
Death date: 
19/1 (1814)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1743-1755 Cathedral of Tarazona, Zaragoza (choirboy).
1755-1761 Cathedral of Tarazona, Zaragoza (instrumentist: violin and "bajón"). In 1658-1659 he studied composition for six months in Zaragoza.
1758-1759 Zaragoza (he studied composition for six months, probably with Francisco Javier García Fajer, "El Españoleto").
1759 Tarazona Cathedral (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1760 Zaragoza (candidate/"opositor" to "bajón" player, probably unsuccessful).
1761-1778 Cathedral of Ávila ("bajón" and second violin). He took holy orders.
1767-1778 Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila (chapelmaster)
1767 Cathedral of Zamora (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1768 Palencia (unsuccessful attempt for a musical position, probably as "bajón" at the Cathedral).
1769 Cathedral of Málaga (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1770 Cathedral of León (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1771 Cathedral of Calahorra, La Rioja (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1775 Cathedral of Granada (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1778 Cathedral of Plasencia, Cáceres (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1778 Cathedral of Santo Domingo de La Calzada, La Rioja (chapelmaster).
1778-1780 Collegiate Church of San Miguel of Alfaro, La Rioja (chapelmaster).
1780 Cathedral of Ávila (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1780-1814 Cathedral of Pamplona (chapelmaster).
1782 Cathedral of Segovia (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1791-1792 Cathedral of Burgos (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1793 Cathedral of Valencia (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
1793 Cathedral of Ávila (unsuccessful candidate/"opositor" to chapelmaster).
Biography: 

The known works by Francisco de la Huerta are found in "papeles sueltos" (particelle) and not in choibooks. He has been incorporated to this database, since he was an important chapelmaster in different cathedrals and at the Monastery of Santa Ana in Ávila; he obviously had direct contact with the books of polyphony and with the performance of that repertory in the institutions where he worked.

The main part of the extant compositions by Huerta are preserved in the Pamplona Cathedral and in the Monastery of Santa Ana in Ávila, but there are also pieces by him preserved in the cathedrals of Ávila, Astorga (León), the Collegiate Church of San Miguel de Alfaro (La Rioja), the Royal Collegiate of Roncesvalles (Navarre), and the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid).

Submission’s author: 
Borja, Zaragoza, ca. 2-XII-1733 — Pamplona, 8-III-1814

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Birth date: 
18/2 (1746)
Death date: 
18/4 (1786)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1755-1778 (16-I) Catedral-Basílica del Pilar, Zaragoza (como infante hasta 1771)
1780 Catedral de Ávila (se interesó por la plaza a través de carta)
1778-1781 Catedral de Mondoñedo
1781 (10-II) -1786 Catedral de Oviedo
Submission’s author: 
Aliaga, Teruel, 1746 — Mondoñedo, Lugo, 1786

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Birth date: 
18/2 (?)
Death date: 
18/4 (?)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
ca. 1749-1757 El Pilar Church in Zaragoza (second organist)
1757-1768 Collegiate Church of Santa María in Daroca, Zaragoza (organist and chapelmaster)
1768- Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (organist)
Biography: 

Francisco Sabatán worked as second organist at the El Pilar Church, in Zaragoza, for eight years (ca. 1749-1757). He was organist at the Collegiate church of Daroca (Zaragoza) for the period 1757-1768, being mentioned in 1763 also as chapelmaster. In 1766 he had the opportunity to go to Santa María's church in Calatayud (Zaragoza), but he remained in Daroca until 1768, when he won the position of organist at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. See  Catalán, Pascual and Ruber (1990), pp. 95-96, 106, 108.

Submission’s author: 
fl. 1749-1768 and after

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Birth date: 
17/4 (?)
Death date: 
18/3 (?)
Nationality: 
Biography: 

This composer does not have an entry in the Diccionario de la música española e hispanoamericana. According to a villancico printed in 1757 preserved at Jaca Cathedral, Francisco Salas was a "racionero", chapelmaster and organist at the Cathedral of Huesca in1756. An organist named also Francisco Salas was active at El Pilar, Zaragoza, in 1719, but it is difficult to know if they were the same person. Both pieces of information are found in an old card catalogue of musicians at the Institución Milá y Fontanals, CSIC, Barcelona.

Submission’s author: 
fl. Zaragoza, 1719 and Huesca, 1756

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Bibliography

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Vol. of music collection: 
6
Range of pages: 
361-365
Type of publication: 
Language of the publication: 
2000

How to cite

, "Archivo de Música de las Catedrales de Zaragoza. Archivos catedralicios (La Seo y El Pilar) Catedral-Basílica del Pilar, Zaragoza.", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 02 Dec 2020), https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/taxonomy/term/4129