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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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16/2 (?)
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16/4 (?)
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1552—1554 Cappella Giulia, singer (intermittently)
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Langres — fl Rome, 1551–72

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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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15/4 (?)
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16/3 (?)
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The image is entitled: "El joven Juan de Brocar presenta al cardenal Cisneros el último pliego de la Biblia Polyglota", de José de Méndez, La Ilustración Española y Americana, 24 January 1873.

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fl. 1557

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15/3 (?)
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16/1 (1521)
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? — Barcelona, 1521

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15/4 (?)
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16/2 (?)
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16/2 (1531) The first item in the inventory states that a large book of polyphony is at Carzorla's house to be repaired.

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fl. Granada, 1531

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15/3 (1473)
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16/2 (1528)
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Nuremberg, 1473 — Sevilla, 1528

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15/4 (1490)
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16/3 (1567)
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According to Thomas W. Bridges, Antonio Blado (b Asola, nr Mantua, 1490 — d Rome, 1567) printed more than 1200 editions in Rome between 1516 and 1567; he was, after Valerio Dorico, the second Roman printer to print music from movable type in a single impression. "Blado's heirs included his widow Paola (d 1588) and sons Paolo (d 1594) and Stefano (d 1585). The latter's marriage to Livia Dorico linked the Blado firm with one of its most important competitors (as had daughter Agnese's marriage to Giovanni Osmarino Gigliotti).... After Paolo's death the business was continued until 1609 by Paolo's widow Porzia (d 1624) and by her daughter Isabella and son-in-law Geremia Guelfi until 1626, although not under the Blado name after 1609".

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Asola, nr Mantua, 1490 — Rome, 1567

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15/3 (1452)
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16/1 (1516)
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Sos del Rey Católico, Zaragoza,10-III-1452 — Madrigalejo, Cáceres, 23-I-1516

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fl. Barcelona, 1516

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16/1 (1509)
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16/3 (1569)
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The books published in Venice by the French printer and composer Antonio [Antoine] Gardano appear below in the "List of related sources"; the books with compositions by him appear here under "Sources".

Southern France, 1509 — Venice, 28-X-1569

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16/1 (?)
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16/3 (?)
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In the Diccionario de impresores españoles (Siglos XV-XVII) by Juan Delgado Casado there are three different printers with the name Juan de León: Juan de León I (active in León between 1526? and 1534); Juan de León II (active in Seville and Osuna between 1544 and 1555) is the printer of music books by Alonso Mudarra, Juan Vázquez and Juan Bermudo; and Juan de León III (active in Seville between 1585 and 1617). 

Regarding the music printer Juan de León, Delgado's Diccionario , 381-382, states the following: "Los datos básicos sobre este impresor nos los proporciona Aurora Domínguez, quien indica que Juan de León inicia su actividad en Sevilla en 1545. No obstante, Klaus Wagner ha señalado la posible identidad entre este Juan de León, seguramente oriundo de Lyon, y Juan Picardo, impresor también de procedencia francesa, basándose en que Juan de León tiene elementos decorativos que utiliza Juan Picardo en Zamora en 1543. Las coincidencias en la nacionalidad, las fechas de sus impresiones y la utilización del mismo material han llevado a Wagner a esta conclusión. Instalado en 'Santa María de Gracia' y en 'Santa Marina en la calle Real', trabaja hasta 1549 en Sevilla, destacando en la impresión de libros de música que incluyen abundantes grabados. De su producción se pueden recordar especialmente el Tratado de la sphera (1545) de Juan de Sacrobosco y los Tres libros de música en cifras para vihuela (1546) de Alonso Mudarra. En 1549 se traslada a Osuna, como impresor de la Universidad, hasta 1555, fecha de su última impresión. En esta ciudad es mencionado también como impresor de Juan Téllez Girón, conde de Ureña. En Osuna hace, entre otras obras, Villancicos y canciones (1551) de Juan Vázquez, Argonautica (1553) de Cayo Valerio Flaco y Declaración de instrumentos musicales (1555) de Juan Bermudo, excelente impresión con grabados. Para algunos investigadores, Juan de León es el padre de otro impresor de igual nombre, también instalado en Sevilla años después, aunque hay muchos años de diferencia entre la actividad de uno y otro. Además, el material del primer Juan de León pasa a otros impresores y no es el que utiliza el segundo Juan de León. Efectivamente, el citado Wagner alude a elementos decorativos de Juan de León que pasan a Montesdoca, y Frida Weber, por su parte, indica que algún detalle ornamental de León parece que pasa a Sebastián Trujillo y de éste a Juan Canalla".

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b. Lyon ?, fl. Sevilla and Osuna, 1545-1555

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Birth date: 
15/4 (1480)
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16/2 (1530)
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Brussels, 10-I-1480 — Malines, 1-XII-1530

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15/3 (?)
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16/2 (1529)
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? — Barcelona, 1529

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16/3 (?)
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17/1 (1615)
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1576-1615
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Dillingen, fl. 1576 - 1615

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Birth date: 
15/3 (1466)
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16/1 (1523)
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Guadalajara, 1466? — Valencia, 22-II-1523

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15/4 (?)
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16/2 (?)
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fl. Barcelona, 1529

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15/4 (?)
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16/2 (?)
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? — Barcelona, 1530

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fl. Barcelona, 1516

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15/4 (?)
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16/2 (?)
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16/2 (1531) One of the items in the inventory indicates that two old books were in possession of Peralta, chaplain at Granada Cathedral.

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fl. Granada, 1531

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15/3 (?)
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16/1 (1524)
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? — Barcelona, 1524

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15/4 (?)
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16/2 (?)
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f. 1524

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