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Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor, Trujillo (Cáceres)

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Cuando Marcos Esteban de Castro opositó en 1591 al magisterio de la Catedral de León, en la lista de opositores figura como maestro de capilla de Trujillo, probablemente en la Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor.

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Birth date: 
16/3 (?)
Death date: 
17/1 (?)
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Biography: 

He was maybe a singer ("mozo de coro") in the Cathedral of Segovia (1578-1579). In 1591 he was chapelmaster in Trujillo (Cáceres) and went to León to participate in the exams ("oposiciones") for the position of chapelmaster of the León Cathedral. Marcos Esteban de Castro was chapelmaster at Ávila Cathedral from December 1603 onwards; he was still working there in 1611, according to Bourligueux (1970), p. 172.

References: 

A "batalla" mass by Marcos Esteban de Castro is preserved in the Archivo de Música del Monasterio de El Escorial, Colección de Cuadernos CC 10, fols. 16r-18v (Cantus, coro I).

fl. 16/4-17/1

How to cite

, "Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor, Trujillo (Cáceres)", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 29 Nov 2020), https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/taxonomy/term/4248