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This website provides basic information about musicians and non-musicians related to music books in the database; it is not intended to present a full biography of musicians, but to establish useful connections with their sources, institutions, locations, works, documents, and bibliography. Under "Locations" of a composer's entry we list all the locations in which the composer lived and those in which his music is currently found; under "Institutions", we list only the institutions where the composer worked or to which he applied for a position through the so-called "oposiciones". Whenever possible, we'll try to indicate the approximate periods of service in each institution. The distinction between "Locations" and "Institutions" provides a useful overview about the dissemination of a composer's works; for instance, Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia (1561-1627) worked only in two cathedrals ("institutions") in Huesca and Zaragoza, but his music is found in at least twenty-two "locations" in Spain and the New World.

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Birth date: 
16/1 (?)
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16/3 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1539

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Birth date: 
15/4 (1492)
Death date: 
16/2 (1544)
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Submission’s author: 
Konstanz, c1492 - Schalckstetten, nr Ulm, 1544

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
17/1 (1615)
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Periods of service: 
1567 (24-IV) — 1615 Catedral de Córdoba
Submission’s author: 
Granada? — Córdoba, 1615 (7-I)

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1586
Falces, Navarra, 1632 — El Escorial, Madrid, 1696

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Birth date: 
17/3 (1660)
Death date: 
18/1 (1716)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1679: Catedral de Zaragoza
1680: Catedral de Sevilla
1681: Catedral de El Burgo de Osma
1691: Real Capilla de Madrid
Submission’s author: 
Brihuega (Guadalajara), 19-IV-1660 — Cambo-les-Bains, 03-VIII-1716

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Birth date: 
[15/4]
Death date: 
[16/3]
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Submission’s author: 
[15/4-16/3]

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
Periods of service: 
1504-1506 Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, choirmaster
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fl. Delft, 1504-1506

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Birth date: 
15/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (1508)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1455-1457: Tenor, ducal chapel of Savoy
1464-1465: Tenor, chapel of Duke Charles d'Orléans
1483: choirboys' master, Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans
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Amerval, Pas-de-Calais, fl. 1455-1508

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Birth date: 
19/4 (1876)
Death date: 
20/3 (1952)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
ca. 1899-1952
Biography: 

Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 17, annotated: "[...] a fines del siglo pasado [XIX] y comienzos del presente [s. XX], dos monjas, de origen vasco y de fuerte carácter, invadieron el monasterio de música y de papeles, entre ellos muchas composiciones de compositores vascos de hacia 1900 copiadas por ellas. Me refiero a sor María Paz de Jesús Laspiur Berrondo (Vergara, n 1870, p 1893, m 1958) y sor María Francisca del Rosario Elustondo y Arregui (n 1876, p. 1899, m 1952). [...] Rosario Elustondo fue discípula de doña Paula Mendizábal ".

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b. 1876 — d. Ávila, 1952

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Birth date: 
18/3 (?)
Death date: 
19/1 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
fl. 1784

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Birth date: 
15/3 (1468)
Death date: 
16/2 (1529)
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Submission’s author: 
Fermoselle, 12-VII-1468 — León, 1529

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Birth date: 
17/2
Death date: 
17/4
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1640 (antes de) — 1655 Colegiata de San Pedro, Soria
1655 - ? Catedral de Tudela
1682 Colegiata de San Miguel, Alfaro, La Rioja
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1640-1682

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Birth date: 
15/2 (?)
Death date: 
15/4 (1488)
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1460-1487/8

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Birth date: 
16/3 (1568)
Death date: 
177/2 (1635)
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Submission’s author: 
Gaualgesheim, Mainz, 1568-73 - Augsburg, 1635

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Birth date: 
16/3 ?
Death date: 
17/2 ?
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This unidentified composer appears in "Inventario de los libros e impresos de Joan Lauriet, escrito por mossén Pau Pi, "corredor de orella", ciudadano de Barcelona" (1604). See, Emilio Ros-Fábregas, "Libros de música en bibliotecas españolas (III)", Pliegos de Bibliofilia, 17 (2002), pp. 17-54.

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Birth date: 
16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/3 (?)
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A 16th-century inventory of a lost polyphonic choirbook at Tarazona cathedral ascribes a motet, "Nativitas [tua]", to "Errasimus", an unknown composer; this name is probably the result of the scribe's misreading of an ascription. See document 16/3 (1552-1561) in the following link: https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/node/31451.

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fl. mid-16th century

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Birth date: 
16/1
Death date: 
16/3
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Periods of service: 
before 1536 Catedral de Salamanca, singer
1536-1554 Papal chapel, singer
1554-1563? Catedral de Segovia, non-resident benefice
Diocese of Zamora, ca. 1505 — between 21-III and 11-VIII 1563

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Birth date: 
17/1 (1615)
Death date: 
17/4 (1684)
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Alamilla (Murcia), 1615 — Jaén, 1684

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
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Unknown composer, probably a misreading of an attribution. Two 16th-century inventories at Tarazona cathedral list a lost manuscript with its contents including an ascription of a Pange lingua to "Escort" (Inventory 1, 1570) or "Elcort" (Inventory 2, 1591); see documents 16/3 (1570-05-29) [11] (https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/node/31448) and16/4 (1591) [12] (https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/node/16499), respectively. Other pieces in that manuscript are attributed to: Domenico Lauro (Laurus), Montes, Cristóbal de Morales, Juan de Vargas (Bargas) and Pedro Yñiguez; the latter inventory indicates that more pieces by Joan Arnalte, Bricio, Crecquillon and Morales were added to the same manuscript. 

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fl. late 16th century

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Birth date: 
15/4
Death date: 
16/3
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1498-ca. 1502 Cathedral of Salamanca, soprano
1502-1539 Papal chapel,
Aldearrubia?, near Salamanca, ca. 1478 — Spain, X-1557

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Birth date: 
19/1 (1807)
Death date: 
19/4 (1878)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
Burlada , Navarra, 21-X-1807 — Madrid, 23-VII-1878

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1479-1481 Cancillería de Aragón
Submission’s author: 
Toledo, XV - XVI

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Birth date: 
16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/3 (?)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1535—ca. 1549 Catedral de Segovia (organista)
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Alonso de Esquina/Esquinas is known only as organist, but a lost work (Domine ostende nobis) is attributed to him in the 16th-century inventories of polyphonic choirbooks at Tarazona Cathedral.   

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fl. Segovia, 1535 — 1549

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16/3 (?)
Death date: 
17/1 (?)
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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.

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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

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Birth date: 
18/1 (1700)
Death date: 
18/3 (1751)
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Submission’s author: 
ca. 1700 — Lisboa, after 1751

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
Submission’s author: 
Tarazona, fl. 16th c.

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Birth date: 
18/2 (?)
Death date: 
19/1
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1773 (19-II)-1779 Colegiata de Soria
1779 (22-I)-1791 Catedral de Santo Domingo de la Calzada
1791-1817 Maestro de capilla en Bilbao
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Burgos ? / Torrelavega, Santander ? — Bilbao, after 1817

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Birth date: 
16/3 (?)
Death date: 
17/2
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Submission’s author: 
fl. 1587 — 1632

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Birth date: 
16/4 (1591)
Death date: 
17/2 (1646)
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Regarding Eugenia Clara and her sister Clara Eugenia, also a nun musician in the Monastery of La Encarnación in Ávila, Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 14, annotated: "Otras dos hermanas son recibidas en las mismas circunstancias ('por estos instrumentos las recibieron de valde en el convento de la Encarnación'): doña Eugenia Clara (1591-1646), que tocaba el bajón, y doña Clara Eugenia († 1650), organista y arpista".

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1591 — 1646

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Birth date: 
15/4 (?)
Death date: 
16/2 (1527)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
? — Rome ?, 1527?

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
fl. Casale Monferrato, 1570

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Birth date: 
16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/3 (3)
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A 16th-century inventory of a lost polyphonic choirbook at Tarazona cathedral ascribes a motet, "Venite et videte", to "Faber", an unknown composer; this name is probably the result of the scribe's misreading of an ascription. See document 16/3 (1552-1561) in the following link: https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/node/31451.

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fl. mid-16th century

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Birth date: 
16/4 (?)
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17/3 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1619

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
17/1 (?)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
fl. c1560-1600

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Birth date: 
17/3 (1654)
Death date: 
18/1 (?)
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Periods of service: 
1687-91 Catedral de Murcia
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Fue nombrado el 4-XI-1687 organista de la Catedral de Murcia, puesto del que dimitió en 1691 para, más tarde, volver de nuevo a Murcia.

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Climent, Jośe. Fondos Musicales de la Región Valenciana. IV: Catedral de Orihuela. Valencia: Facultad de Teologóa de San Vicente Ferrer, 1986, pp. 10 y 124.

Jiménez Cavallé, Pedro. La música en Jaén. Jaen: Diputación Provincial de Jaén, 1991.

Jiménez Cavallé, Pedro. "Monserrat, José de". En Diccionario de la Música Española e Hispanoamericana, vol. 7. Madrid: Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, 1999--2002, pp. 699--700.

 

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Villafranca de Morella, Castellón, 1654--?

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Birth date: 
16/4 (?)
Death date: 
17/2 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1591

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. late 15th century

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Birth date: 
16/3 (?)
Death date: 
17/1 (1609)
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Submission’s author: 
Faenza; fl. 1598-1609

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Birth date: 
15/2 (?)
Death date: 
15/4 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
fl. c1460-75

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Birth date: 
16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/3 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
fl. ca. 1550

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Birth date: 
18/2 (?)
Death date: 
18/4 (1799)
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Rome, fl 1774-99

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Birth date: 
16/2
Death date: 
17/1
Submission’s author: 
Bari, ca. 1550 — probably Bari, after 25-IX-1603

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. late 15th century

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Submission’s author: 
fl. second half of 16th century?

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Birth date: 
17/3 (1671)
Death date: 
18/2 (1731)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1717-1731: Guatemala Cathedral, chapelmaster
Submission’s author: 
Oaxaca, México, 1671—Guatemala, VII-1731

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Birth date: 
16/2
Death date: 
16/4
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1588 — 1591 Catedral de Baeza
Locations: 
Submission’s author: 
España, fl. 1588 — 1591

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Birth date: 
16/2 (1547)
Death date: 
17/1 (1623)
Nationality: 
Talavera de la Reina, ca. 1547 — La Plata (now Sucre), Bolivia, 11-VI-1623

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (1597)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1551-1597 Capilla Real de Granada, organista
Submission’s author: 
d. Granada, 26-IX-1597

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Birth date: 
16/3 (?)
Death date: 
17/1 (?)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1590—1599: Cathedral of Évora (singer and other undesignated services)
Biography: 

Since the publications of Robert Stevenson (in particular his seminal book Renaissance and Baroque Musical Sources in the Americas, 1970), most scholars agreed in that the Gaspar Fernandes listed as a singer in the cathedral of Évora, Portugal, in the 1590s was the same person as the Gaspar Fernández who was hired as chapelmaster first in Guatemala Cathedral and later in Puebla Cathedral. However, documentation located by Omar Morales (2013) indicates that the singer Gaspar Fernandes “de Évora” cannot be identified with the Gaspar Fernández documented in Guatemala and Puebla, whose period of service in the Guatemalan cathedral, since at least 1596, coincides with the presence of the singer Gaspar Fernandes “de Évora” in that Portuguese cathedral in 1599. They are clearly two different musicians.

Submission’s author: 
fl. Évora, Portugal, 1590 — 1599

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Birth date: 
15/4 (1487?)
Death date: 
16/3 (1574)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1505 — 1574 Catedral de Sevilla
Castilleja de la Cuesta, Sevilla? ca. 1487 — Sevilla, 5-III-1574

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Birth date: 
15/4 (?)
Death date: 
16/3
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1507-1535 Catedral de Málaga (sochantre, chapelmaster)
References: 

According to Mesa Poullet (1999-2002), vol. 5, p. 27, Mitjana identified this musician, "Diego Fernández" with the "Aº Fernándes" to whom two three-voice villancicos in the Cancionero Musical de Palacio (E-Mp II-1335) are attributed: De ser malcasada and Tres moricas me enamoran; however, Higinio Anglès rejected Mitjana's hypothesis. 

Málaga, d. ca. XI-1551

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16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
fl. 16th century

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Birth date: 
16/3
Death date: 
17/2 (1629)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1595?/12-VII-1596—3-IV-1597, 18-I-1598—30-IX-1598: Guatemala Cathedral, master of chant of the mozos de coro
4-I-1598—1603: Colegio Seminario of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción of Guatemala, colegial and vicerrector
1601: Guatemala Cathedral, singer
1602—1603: Guatemala Cathedral, bassoonist
1603—?: Colegio Seminario of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción of Guatemala, rector
8-V-1603—5-VII-1606: Guatemala Cathedral, chapelmaster
1605: Guatemala Cathedral, chaplain
19-IX-1606—ca. 18-IX-1629: Puebla Cathedral, chapelmaster
Biography: 

Since the publications of Robert Stevenson (in particular his seminal book Renaissance and Baroque Musical Sources in the Americas, 1970), most scholars agreed in that the Gaspar Fernandes listed as a singer in the cathedral of Évora, Portugal, in the 1590s was the same person as the Gaspar Fernández who was hired as chapelmaster first in Guatemala Cathedral and later in Puebla Cathedral. However, documentation located by Omar Morales (2013) indicates that the singer Gaspar Fernandes “de Évora” cannot be identified with the Gaspar Fernández documented in Guatemala and Puebla, whose period of service in the Guatemalan cathedral, since at least 1596, coincides with the presence of the singer Gaspar Fernandes “de Évora” in that Portuguese cathedral in 1599. They are clearly two different musicians.

Submission’s author: 
Province of Guatemala?, 1563/1571 — Puebla, México, ca. 18-IX-1629

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Birth date: 
15/3 (1474)
Death date: 
16/2 (1542)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1522-1542 Universidad de Salamanca, Catedrático de Música
Submission’s author: 
Salamanca, ca. 1474 - Salamanca, 17-IX-1542

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Birth date: 
16/1 (1513)
Death date: 
16/3 (1574)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1546: "magister puerorum" in the Cappella Giulia
1548: "maestro di cappella" at S. Petronio, Bologna
1551: singer in the papal chapel
Submission’s author: 
Bologna, 14 Feb 1513 - Bologna, Feb 1574

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Birth date: 
16/2 (1543)
Death date: 
16/4 (1588)
Nationality: 
Bologna, bautizado, 18-I-1543 — Bologna, 12-VIII-1588

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16/3 ?
Death date: 
17/1 ?
Nationality: 
References: 

This unidentified composer appears in "Inventario de los libros e impresos de Joan Lauriet, escrito por mossén Pau Pi, "corredor de orella", ciudadano de Barcelona" (1604). See, Emilio Ros-Fábregas, "Libros de música en bibliotecas españolas (III)", Pliegos de Bibliofilia, 17 (2002), pp. 17-54.

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16/3 ?
Death date: 
17/1 ?
Nationality: 
References: 

This unidentified composer appears in "Inventario de los libros e impresos de Joan Lauriet, escrito por mossén Pau Pi, "corredor de orella", ciudadano de Barcelona" (1604). See, Emilio Ros-Fábregas, "Libros de música en bibliotecas españolas (III)", Pliegos de Bibliofilia, 17 (2002), pp. 17-54.

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Birth date: 
18/1 (?)
Death date: 
18/3 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
Fl. 1735
Caervera del Maestre, Castellón, 10-VIII-1762 — El Escorial, Madrid, 21-VIII-1824

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Birth date: 
16/2 (1540)
Death date: 
17/1 (1609)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
b c1540; d after 1609

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Birth date: 
15/4 (?)
Death date: 
16/2 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
early 16th century

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Birth date: 
15/4 (1490)
Death date: 
16/2 (1545)
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Institutions: 
?, ca. 1490 — Roma, 10-IV-1545

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Birth date: 
15/4
Death date: 
16/1 (1524)
Nationality: 
Institutions: 
Periods of service: 
1517- Capilla papal
1520- Catedral de Turín
Locations: 
Submission’s author: 
Villafranca Sabauda, Piemonte, 1490/5 — Roma, 31-VII-1524

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Birth date: 
15/3 (1470)
Death date: 
16/1 (1511)
Nationality: 
Arras?, ca. 1470 — Blois, 1511/12

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Birth date: 
15/4 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
Nationality: 
Biography: 

Antoine de Févin's brother.

Submission’s author: 
fl. 1500 - 1515

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Birth date: 
16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/3 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. c1550

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
fl. Ferrara, 1550–70
Bamberg, 1444 or 1445 - Wien, 9 June 1527

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Birth date: 
16/4 (?)
Death date: 
17/2 (1631)
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Submission’s author: 
Ancona; fl. 1605-31

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Birth date: 
16/2 (1549)
Death date: 
17/1 (1621)
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Submission’s author: 
Ferrara, c. 1549 — Ferrara, 1621

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
b Rossano; fl 1571–4

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Birth date: 
16/3 (1565?)
Death date: 
17/1 (1617)
Nationality: 
Milazzo, near Messina, ca. 1565 — Turin, 1617

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Birth date: 
16/2 (1530)
Death date: 
17/1 (1604)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
Prades, Tarragona, ca. 1530 ― La Portella, Lleida, 1604
fl. San Bartolo Yautepec, Oaxaca, 1686-1720

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Birth date: 
15/3 (1468)
Death date: 
16/2 (1548)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1479-1497 Cattedrale di Modena (organist)
1497-1504 Siena?
1504-1548 Cattedrale di Modena (organist)
References: 

His frottola L'amor dona ch'io te porto was copied on fol. 59r of E-Mp II-135 ("Cancionero Musical de Palacio").

Submission’s author: 
Modena, 1468 — Modena, 10-IV-1548

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Birth date: 
16/3 ?
Death date: 
17/1 ?
Nationality: 
References: 

This unidentified composer appears in "Inventario de los libros e impresos de Joan Lauriet, escrito por mossén Pau Pi, "corredor de orella", ciudadano de Barcelona" (1604). See, Emilio Ros-Fábregas, "Libros de música en bibliotecas españolas (III)", Pliegos de Bibliofilia, 17 (2002), pp. 17-54.

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Birth date: 
16/4 (1589)
Death date: 
17/2 (1630)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
Brescia, ?1589 - Padova, ?1630

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
Italia, fl. 1550

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Birth date: 
17/1-4 (?)
Death date: 
17/1-4 (?)
Biography: 

Completely unknown composer. In some references (see Anna Cazurra) it appears with a chronology between the 17th and 18th centuries.

It has been considered a Catalan composer, but the chronological and nominal coincidence with the Portuguese Pedro da Fonseca Luzio (ca. 1610 - ca. 1662) requires future comparison between the works of both composers.

Submission’s author: 
fl. 17th century

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/2 (?)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1500—1535

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Birth date: 
16/2 (1541)
Death date: 
16/4 (1582)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
1541 - Vienna, 1582

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1490 — 1510

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/3 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. c1550

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