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17/3 (1657-02-19) [Inventory of the music books of Jaén Cathedral ordered by the provisor and vicar general Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, compiled by the treasurer Juan de Gerica Martos, with the assistance of canon Juan Izquierdo de Lara (proposed by the cathedral chapter) and precentor Lucas de Ledesma (proposed by the provisor), started on 19 february 1657]

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16/3 (?)
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17/2 (?)
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1601-1603 Sacra Capilla de El Salvador, Úbeda, maestro de capilla
1603-1630 Capilla Real de Granada, maestro de capilla
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Born in Portugal he studied with Antònio Ferro in Portalegre Cathedral, where he was as a choirboy. Nothing else is known of him until 1601, when he figures as a Chapelmaster in the Capilla del Salvador in Úbeda (Jaén). In 1603 he secured a post as chapelmaster at the Capilla Real in Granada. He composed vernacular music which is now lost and, according to Stevenson (2001): "His surviving music (in E-GRcr) includes four penitential motets (Domine nos secundum peccata nostra, In jejunio et fletu and Adjuva nos for four voices and Adjuva nos for three), two four-part Passions —one for Palm Sunday (St Matthew), the other for Good Friday (St John)— and two incomplete Lamentations verses, Quomodo sedet sola civitas and Non est inventus similis illi, both for four voices".

Manuel Avilez, also known as "Lusitano" and author of the compositions in E-GRcr 1 and E-GRcr 6, should not be confused with the more famous theorist and composer Vicente Lusitano, active in Italy.

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Portalegre (Portugal), ? - d. Granada, 1630

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16/3 (?)
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17/1 (?)
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1591- Monasterio de Santa Cruz, Coimbra
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Coimbra, fl. 1591

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16/1 (?)
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16/3 (?)
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fl. Lisbon, 1540

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16/2 (1533)
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17/1 (1606)
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Juan de Borja y Castro was a nobleman and diplomat; he was the third son of San Francisco de Borja y Aragón, IV Duke of Gandía. He was the dedicatee of the manuscript B-Bc 27086, compiled in Vienna between 1577 and 1579, while Juan de Borja, I Count of Mayalde, served as mayordomo mayor of the Empress Dowager Maria of Austria, Philip II's sister and widow of Maximillian II. Juan de Borja was the oncle of the Duke of Lerma.

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Bellpuig, Lérida/Lleida, 1533 — El Escorial, 1606

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16/4 (?)
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17/1 (?)
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fl. 17/1

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16/1 (?)
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16/3 (?)
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Catedral de Plasencia (9-II-1532 — ?)
Catedral de Badajoz (?) (ca. 1550?)
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fl. ca. 1500

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Vol. 6, 498
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2001

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[by Ana Carvahlo]

"The Arouca Codex: Study and Transcription Ana Delfina Xavier de Paiva de Sá Carvalho KEYWORDS: Polyphony; Manuscripts; Arouca; Musical Editing The Arouca monastery became, especially after the first quarter of the 13th century, under the patronage of the Portuguese crown through the benefaction of D. Mafalda, one of the most important Cistercian feminine houses in Portugal. As a wealthy and renowned religious institution, music always played a fundamental role in this monastery’s liturgy. Its music books have since long caught the attention of several national and international musicologists, an interest which would reveal itself entirely justified in the discovery, by Manuel Pedro Ferreira, in 1992, of the most ancient polyphonic piece known so far in Portugal, an hymn to St. Bernard. In 1947 a choirbook was found, by Dom Mauro Fábregas, the only one in the convent’s collection containing exclusively polyphonic repertory from prominent Iberian composers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. One of Morales’s Magnificats, several Alleluias, by such names as Manuel Mendes, Francisco Velez, Simão dos Anjos or João Leite de Azevedo or a parody mass over the vernacular song «O gram senhora», by a mysterious ‘Brasil’ are among its several gems. A series of marginalia notes indicating instrumental execution enrich the book still further and shed some light on the musical interpretation practices in the context of the Arouca convent. Although already partly studied, the Arouca polyphonic codex is now for the first time the object of deeper investigation and full transcription, a relevant contribution to the study of the practice of sacred polyphony in 17th century Portugal".

2012

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Jaén, Archivo Histórico Diocesano de Jaén, leg. 452, ff. 253r-257r
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[Inventory of the music books of Jaén Cathedral ordered by the provisor and vicar general Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, compiled by the treasurer Juan de Gerica Martos, with the assistance of canon Juan Izquierdo de Lara (proposed by the cathedral chapter) and precentor Lucas de Ledesma (proposed by the provisor), started on 19 february 1657]

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, "Portugal", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 22 Jan 2019), https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/taxonomy/term/3775