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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 he lived and those in which his music is currently found; under "Institutions", we list only the institutions where he 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 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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1545
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Guillaume Le Heurteur was a canon and preceptor of the choirboys at St Martin, Tours. Pierre de Manchicourt based his Missa Ego flos campi (E-MO 768) on Le Heurteur's motet. His music was published in Paris or Lyon between 1530 and 1545.

fl. 1530-1545

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Birth date: 
16/2 (1528-30)
Death date: 
17/1 (1600)
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Valenciennes, 1528-30 - Paris, 1600

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Birth date: 
16/1 (1505)
Death date: 
16/4 (1577)
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Submission’s author: 
Roclenge-sur-Geer, Liège, c1505 - Dresden, before IV-1577

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Birth date: 
16/3 (1553)
Death date: 
17/1 (1601)
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[1564-1568: choirboy/singer at Munich Hofkapelle]
1575-1583: 'achimusicus' at Nürnberg
1586 onwards: composer at Stuttgart's court
Submission’s author: 
South Tyrol, ca 1553 - Stuttgart, 9-IX-1606

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Birth date: 
16/4 (?)
Death date: 
17/2 (1629)
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Periods of service: 
ca. 1622- Medina del Campo, maestro de capilla
1622 Catedral de Plasencia, opositor
before 1627 — 1627-5-XI Berlanga de Duero, maestro de capilla
1627-5-XI — 1629-VII Catedral de Valladolid, maestro de capilla
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The ascriptions "Leon" in E-V 10 (10r) and "Jº de Leon" in E-V 04 (36v), respectively, probably refer to Jerónimo León, chapelmaster at Valladolid cathedral between 1627 and 1629, but there is no list of works for this composer in the Diccionario (1999-2002). Juan de León (II), a contemporary chapelmaster at Segovia cathedral has sacred and secular production, but these two works ascribed to "León" in Valladolid have not been included in his list of works.

? — Valladolid, VII-1629

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15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
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Periods of service: 
1499 Catedral de Málaga
fl. Málaga, 1499

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Birth date: 
16/4 (1585)
Death date: 
17/3 (1664)
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The ascriptions "Leon" in E-V 10 (10r) and "Jº de Leon" in E-V 04 (36v), respectively, probably refer to Jerónimo León, chapelmaster at Valladolid cathedral between 1627 and 1629, but there is no list of works for this composer in the Diccionario (1999-2002). Juan de León (II), a contemporary chapelmaster at Segovia cathedral has sacred and secular production, but these two works ascribed to "León" in Valladolid have not been included in his list of works.

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Segovia, ca. 1585 — Segovia, before 9-V-1664
Segovia, ca. 1580 — El Escorial, Madrid, 4-XII-1632

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This composer is not included neither in The New Grove Dictionnary of Music and Musicians nor in the Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (MGG). His only printed book (Magnificat quatuor vocum... liber primus, Venecia, Angelo Gardano, 1594) is listed in RISM A/I/5, p. 311. RISM does not list Leonardus's Magnificat printed book held at Biblioteca de Reserva of the University of Barcelona.

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fl. late sixteenth century

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Birth date: 
15/4 (1480)
Death date: 
16/3
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ca. 1480 — after 1551

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16/4 (?)
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17/3 (?)
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España?/México, fl. ss. XVI-XVII

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Birth date: 
16/4 (?)
Death date: 
17/2
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Garbayo, p.919: "El otro documento, procedente también de Toledo, hace referencia a un libramiento hecho a su favor, por la cantidad de otros 300 reales 'en recompensa de un misa y dos motetes que presentó en esta santa iglesia'. Existe una Letanía a nuestra señora a ocho de su autoría guardada en el archivo de la catedral de Toledo".

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? — Madrid, 20-III-1647

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Birth date: 
19/1 (1811)
Death date: 
19/4 (1886)
Submission’s author: 
Raiding (Doborján), 22-X-1811 -- Bayreuth, 31-VII-1886

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Birth date: 
16/2 ?
Death date: 
17/1 ?
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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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?

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16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
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fl. Tarazona, 16th century

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15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (1525)
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fl. 1498–1525

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Birth date: 
17/1 (1614)
Death date: 
17/3 (1674)
Periods of service: 
1636 — 1639 Catedral de México
1641 — 1654 Catedral de Puebla
1654 — 1674 Catedral de México
Submission’s author: 
México D.F., 7-IV-1614 — México D.F., 18-I-1674

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Birth date: 
17/2 (2)
Death date: 
18/1 (1713)
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Periods of service: 
1644 Catedral de Valladolid (niño de coro)
1652 (18-IX) Catedral de El Burgo de Osma (gana plaza, pero no toma posesión)
1655 (18-X) Catedral de Santo Domigo de la Calzada
1654-1673 Catedral de Oviedo
1674-1713 Capilla Real de Granada
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Valladolid?, 17/2 (?) — Granada, 6-XI-1713

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Birth date: 
18/2 (?)
Death date: 
18/4 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
fl. 1778

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Birth date: 
16/4 (1584)
Death date: 
16/3 (1659)
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Periods of service: 
1607 Colegiata de Berlanga de Duero, Soria?
1607 (10-XII)—1614 Catedral de El Burgo de Osma, Soria
1614 (XI)—1618 Catedral de Segovia
1619—1636 Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid
Segovia, I-1584 — Granada, 1659

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fl. 1728
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Climent, José. Fondos Musicales de la Región Valenciana. IV: Catedral de Orihuela. Valencia: Facultad de Teología San Vicente Ferrer, 1989, p. 18.

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Unidentified composer in P-Cug 34. See, Owen Rees, Polyphony in Portugal..., pp. 237-245.

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fl. c. 1604

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Birth date: 
17/3 (1669)
Death date: 
18/1 (1723)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1678-1679 Abadía de Montserrat (choirboy)
1689-1696 Monasterio de San Martín, Madrid (organista)
1696-1705 Abadía de Montserrat (maestro de capilla)
1705-1715 Monsaterio benedictino, Valladolid (organista)
1715-1718 Abadía de Montserrat
1722 Prior de Alcañiz, Teruel
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Villarroya de la Sierra, Zaragoza, 1-III-1669 — Zaragoza, 1723

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Unidentified composer in E-Boc 59.

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(?)

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Birth date: 
17/2 (?)
Death date: 
17/4 (1693)
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Lisboa? — Lisboa, 1693

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Birth date: 
15/4
Death date: 
16/3
late 15th c. — after 1559

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Birth date: 
16/1 (1506)
Death date: 
16/2 (1539)
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ca. 1506 — Cambrai, 20-XII-1539

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Birth date: 
15/3 (1470)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
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According to Prizer (2001), "Lurano was one of the most productive and artful frottolists of the early 16th century". His Dolce amoroso focho [RISM 1505/6] was copied on fol. 53r of E-Mp II-1335 ("Cancionero Musical de Palacio").

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Cremona?, ca. 1470 — d. after 1520

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16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/3
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The famous theorist and composer Vicente Lusitano, active in Italy, should not be confused with another portuguese composer, also known as Lusitano, Manuel Leitao [Leitam, Leitán] Avilez [Avilés, Avilés Lusitano], who worked in Úbeda (Jaén) and at the Royal Chapel in Granada; the latter composer is the author of the works in E-GRcr 1 and E-GRcr 6.

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Olivença? [now Olivenza, Spain] — d. after 1561

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16/2
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16/4
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Noyon, Picardy, ?1539 — after 1584

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Birth date: 
17/2
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17/4
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Lisbon, c. 1630 — Seville?, after 1687

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15/2 (?)
Death date: 
15/4 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
fl 1479-1500

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Birth date: 
16/3 (1571)
Death date: 
17/2 (1652)
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Évora, 1571- Lisbon, 1652

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Birth date: 
16/4 (?)
Death date: 
17/1 (?)
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17/1 fl. 1604-1617 Cattedrale di Ravenna
Ravenna, ? — fl. 1604-1617

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Birth date: 
16/2
Death date: 
16/3
Nationality: 
fl. ca. 1538 — 1570

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Birth date: 
15/4 (1490)
Death date: 
16/2 (1548)
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Periods of service: 
1540-1548 Basilica della Annunziata, Naples (organist)
until 1563 (?) Basilica della Annunziata, Naples (Chapelmaster)
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Naples, ca. 1490 — Naples?, after 1548
?, ca. 1485 — ?, ca. 1545

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
St Maximin, ? - after 1583

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Birth date: 
16/1 (1510)
Death date: 
16/3 (1564)
Nationality: 
Béthune, ca. 1510 — Madrid, 5-X-1564

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Birth date: 
15/3 (1465)
Death date: 
16/2 (1529)
Nationality: 
ca. 1465 — 1529

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Birth date: 
16/3 (1553)
Death date: 
16/4 (1599)
Nationality: 
Coccaglio, nr Brescia, 1553/54 — Roma, 22-VIII-1599

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Birth date: 
16/3 ?
Death date: 
17/1 ?
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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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?
Death date: 
17/2 (1636)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1598—1600 Catedral de Segorbe (Maestro de capilla)
1601 Catedral de Valencia (Organista sustituto)
1621 Catedral de Valencia (Maestro de capilla sustituto)
Submission’s author: 
Teruel, ? — Valencia, 1636

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
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1506 Catedral de Tarragona
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1506

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1598 Organist
1627 Organist
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Joan Martí was organist at Tarragona Cathedral in 1598 and in 1627. He could possibly be identified with a musician named "J. Martinus" who composed two Salve Regina in E-Boc 7.

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fl. 1598—1627

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15/3 (?)
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16/2 (?)
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Autor que aparece en E-V 15 como compositor de un Regina caeli. Los demás compositores que aparecen en el manuscrito pertenecen a la generación de Josquin o a la generación posterior: entre varias hipótesis, sería posible identificar a Martínez con Gonzalo Martínez de Bizcargui, tratadista y compositor (de él se conserva también un Salve Regina a 4 en E-BUa1).

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?, second half of the15th century — middle of the 16th century

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Birth date: 
15/3 (1460)
Death date: 
16/2 (after 1538)
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Arte de canto llano et de contrapunto et canto de órgano con proporciones et modos (Zaragoza 1508)
Azcoitia, ca. 1460 — Azcoitia, after 1538

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Birth date: 
19/3 (1858)
Death date: 
20/2 (1935)
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Submission’s author: 
Santa María de Baio, A Coruña, 1858 — Tui, Pontevedra, 18-III-1935

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Birth date: 
15/4 (?)
Death date: 
16/2 (?)
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16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
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Periods of service: 
1561 — 1562 Catedral de Vic
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Manuscript E-Boc 59 reads: "És de mossén Noffre Martínez mestre de cant de la seu de Vic".

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fl. 1561 — 1562

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Birth date: 
15/2 (1440)
Death date: 
15/4 (1498)
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Brabant, ca. 1440 — 1497/8

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16/2
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17/1
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Cremona, before 1550 — Piacenza or Lodi, after 1608

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Birth date: 
17/2 (1638)
Death date: 
18/1 (1700)
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1638-1700

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15/3
Death date: 
16/1
Submission’s author: 
Sevilla, fl. 1477-1524

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Birth date: 
16/2 (1546)
Death date: 
16/4 (1577)
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1550-1554 (?): choirboy at Dresden Hofkapelle
1563-1572: Kantorei of the Protestant Margrave Georg Friedrich of Brandenburg-Ansbach
1577: Kapellmeister at the court of Eitel Friedrich von Hohensollern, Hechingen
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Senftenberg, Lower Lusatia, 1542 - Hechingen, Württemberg, 31-XII-1577

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16/3 (1554)
Death date: 
16/4 (1598)
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Mechelen, ca. 1554 — ?, ca. 1598

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Birth date: 
15/3
Death date: 
16/2 (1528)
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15/3 (?) — Medina de Rioseco, 3-IX-1528

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18/3?
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19/1?
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1793 Catedral de Valencia
Submission’s author: 
Valencia, fl. 1793

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16/1 (?)
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16/3 (?)
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Italian composer of French origin

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fl. ca. 1538-1552

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16/2 (1540)
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17/1 (1601)
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The singer Alessandro Merlo has been confused with the composer Alessandro Romano; this confusion is maintained in RISM and in the Printed Sacred Music Database. According to Sherr (p. 464), Merlo's career "makes it nearly impossible for Merlo to be the same person as the composer Alessandro Romano, with whom he has been confused since the 19th century. Romano, who claimed to be a pupil of Willaert and Rore, published his first book of madrigals in 1554 (when Merlo was a choirboy in the Cappella Giulia)". 

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Roma, ca. 1540 — Roma, 22-IV-1601

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Birth date: 
16/2 (1533)
Death date: 
17/1 (1604)
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Submission’s author: 
Correggio, 8-IV-1533 — Parma, 4-V-1604

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18/2 (?)
Death date: 
18/4 (?)
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Periods of service: 
1761 — 1795 Catedral de La Plata (hoy Sucre)
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Son of Manuel de Mesa [Fernández de Mesa], chapelmaster of La Plata cathedral (today Sucre). 

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fl. Sucre, Bolivia, 1761-1795

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Birth date: 
18/2 (1726)
Death date: 
18/3
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Periods of service: 
1762 — 1773 Catedral de La Plata (hoy Sucre)
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Father of Manuel de Mesa y Carrizo, musician and composer of La Plata cathedral (today Sucre). 

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ca. 1726 — La Plata (hoy Sucre), 1773

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fl. early 16th century

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fl. 1513—1522

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18/2 (?)
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18/4 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1850-1875

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15/4
Death date: 
16/1
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fl. late-15th early-16th centuries

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15/4 (?)
Death date: 
16/2 (2)
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He is known as the composer of 24 pieces ascribed to "Millan" in E-Mp II-1335 "Cancionero Musical de Palacio", but there is no information about his identity. Barbieri (1890) stated that he served as a singer of the royal chapel in 1501-1502, but he gave no reference and his name has not been found in later research. An identification with vihuelist Luis Milán (owing to the similarity of their last names) should be discarded, since they are from different generations.

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fl. Spain, early 16th century

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Birth date: 
16/1 (1521)
Death date: 
16/4 (1589)
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Submission’s author: 
Paris, ¿1521 — Ferrara, 8-IX-1589

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An hymn entitled Sancti Fructi for four voices is ascribed to "M[a]r[ian]o Mir y Llusa 1739" in E-SE 2. This work is a late addition to this manuscript copied in 1739. There are two Hispanic composers with the same family name (Mir y Llusá) who lived in the 18th century: José Mir y Llusá (?—1764) and Juan Mir y Llusá (?—1779). Mariano Mir y Llusá is not included in the Diccionario de la Música Española e Hispanoamericana.

Submission’s author: 
fl. 1739

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Birth date: 
16/2 [?]
Death date: 
16/4
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Probably born in Sicily; fl. northern Italy, 1566-1592

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1751-92 Catedral de Murcia
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18/1
Death date: 
18/4
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Periods of service: 
1723—1731 Colegiata de San Patricio, Lorca (Murcia)
1731—1751/73 Catedral de Murcia
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María Martínez Millán en DMEH, vol. 7, p. 612, sugiere que Francisco de MIras nació y murió en Murcia; la fecha de fallecimiento la sitúa "después de 1783", probablemente porque como dice al final "...estuvo muy ligado a la catedral de Murcia, en cuyo archivo musical se conservan una lamentación, dos motetes y tres salmos, uno de ellos fechado en 1783."

El manuscrito al que hace referencia Martínez Millán no está en RISM, ya que E-MUc A-4 sólo contiene una obra de Francisco de Miras ("Regem apostolorum Dominum"). La otra obra suya citada por RISM (a partir del catálogo de López-Calo, p. 381, no es de polifonía) está en una partitura de Zamora (E-ZAc 34/4, nº 4): " 'Tota pulchra, para cinco voces y orquesta, compuesto en 1773 por D. Francisco Mirás, maestro de capilla de la santa iglesia catedral de Murcia': a 5 v. ('tiple solo', SATB), dos violines, dos óboes, dos trompas en do, fagot y 'violón bajo'. Partitura".  La fecha de composición de esta obra nos indica que Miras (¿o MIrás?) seguía como maestro de capilla en Murcia después de 1751 (fecha en la que según Consuelo Prats dejó de ser maestro de capilla en Murcia).

Consuelo Prats Redondo en "Murcia", DMEH, vol. 7, p. 893, indica que Francisco Miras fue maestro de capilla de la Catedral de Murcia entre 1731 y 1751; a él le sustituyó Ángel Miras Esrich (1751-1792). Consultar el libro más reciente de Consuelo Prats y tratar de aclarar el conflicto de fechas y si el nombre del compositor lleva acento o no. Las obras de MIras en Murcia citadas por Martínez Millán podrían aclarar la cronología de este compositor.

Según Martínez Millán, p. 612, Francisco de MIras Muñoz: "Fue MC en la colegial de San Patricio de Lorca (Murcia) de 1723 a 1731. Fue discípulo de Pedro Muñoz Monserrate, primer organista de la catedral de Murcia. Sustituyó a Manuel Comeres en el magisterio de la colegial y fue su primer puesto como MC. Anteriormente, el 10 de mayo de 1720, se había presentado como opositor, junto con Manuel Comeres y Diego Jordán, para cubrir la vacante de Juan Pérez de los Cobos, oposición que no llegó a realizarse porque manuel Comeres obtuvo del obispo la concesión del título de MC por ser el único pretendiente sacerdote. 

Cuando Comeres se despidió, Miras le sustituyó interinamente, y el 23 de julio de 1723 el Cabildo le nombró MC.... En 1729 solicitó licencia para ir a Granada, donde se le ofrecía la futura del magisterio en la Real Capilla, pero regresó a Lorca. El 20 de septiembre de 1731 se despidió de la colegial y se fue a Murcia como segundo MC de la catedral. Le sustituyó [en la colegial] Tomás Sáez. Fue arcediano en la catedral de Cuenca y estuvo muy ligado a la catedral de Murcia, en cuyo archivo musical se conservan una amentación, dos motetes y tres salmos, uno de ellos fechado en 1783".

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fl. 1723—1783

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Birth date: 
15/4 (1490)
Death date: 
16/2 (1550)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
diocese of Cambrai, ca. 1490 — Cambrai, 7-IV-1550

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1792-1811 Catedral de Murcia
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Birth date: 
16/3
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17/2
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Submission’s author: 
Genoa, ca. 1570 — after 1633

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