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Birth date: 
16/3 (?)
Death date: 
17/2 (?)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1601-1603 Sacra Capilla de El Salvador, Úbeda, maestro de capilla
1603-1630 Capilla Real de Granada, maestro de capilla
Biography: 

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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Birth date: 
16/4 (1585)
Death date: 
17/2 (1638)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1608 — 1612 Catedral de Baeza
1612 — 1633 Catedral de Murcia
1631 — 1638 Las Palmas
1638 Cuenca
References: 

Ell Diccionario de la Música Labor, vol. 2, p. 2097, tiene la siguiente entrada: "TAVAREZ, Manoel.  Compositor portugués del s. XVII, * en Portallegre (Transtagana); en 1612 estaba de maestro de música en Baeza; más tarde, hacia 1625, regía la capilla de la catedral de Murcia, desde la cual pasó a la de Cuenca, donde falleció. Entre sus piezas conservadas se halla el motete Veni in hortum meum a 8 v.; Dixit Dominus a 14 v; Beatus vir a 12; Lauda Jerusalem a 12 voces. En la Seo de Zaragoza, legajo de Varios, figuran otras piezas de T[avarez]". El dato sobre su servicio en la Catedral de Murcia lo da Consuelo Prats.

Portalegre?, Portugal, 1585 — Cuenca, 13-X-1638

How to cite

, "Portalegre", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 19 Feb 2019), https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/taxonomy/term/5810