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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: 
15/4 (?)
Death date: 
16/2 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. c1510

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Birth date: 
16/3 (?)
Death date: 
17/1 (?)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1596—1598 Catedral de Segorbe, sochantre
Submission’s author: 
Segorbe, fl. 1596—1598

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
15/4 (?)
Submission’s author: 
fl. late 15th century

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Birth date: 
16/4 (1580)
Death date: 
17/2 (1642)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1597—1602 Catedral de Siena
1602—1603 Collegio Germanico, Roma
1606—1607 Seminario Romano
1609 Catedral de Siena
1611—1617 Catedral de Siena
1617—1619 Santa Maria di Provenzano, Siena
1620—1622 (?) Santa Maria di Provenzano, Siena
1629—1633 Catedral de Siena
1641 Catedral de Siena
ca. 1580 — Siena, I-1642

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Birth date: 
15/2 (1445)
Death date: 
16/1 (1506)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1475—1476 Catedral de Cambrai
1491 (25/IV)—1492 (1/VI) Catedral de Florencia
1505 (30/XI)—1506 (22/VII) Corte de Felipe el Hermoso
Ghent, 1445/46 — Valladolid, 15-VIII-1506

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
before 1566 Catedral de Salamanca
1566-1570 Catedral de Cuenca (ayudante de organista)
1570-1589 Catedral de Cuenca (organista)
Submission’s author: 
fl. Salamanca, 1566 - Cuenca, 1589

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Birth date: 
15/4 (?)
Death date: 
16/2 (?)
Nationality: 
Biography: 

There is no biographical information about Gaspar de Aguilar, author of the treatise Arte de principios de canto llano, nuevamente enmendado y corregido por Gaspar de Aguilar, con otras muchas reglas necesarias para perfectamente cantar. Dirigido al muy ilustre señor, don Pedro Manrique, obispo de Ciudad Rodrigo y capellán mayor de la capilla de los Reyes Nuevos de la santa iglesia de Toledo (from the early 16th century, without date and place of publication), of which a unique copy is found at the Biblioteca Colombina in Seville. 

Polyphonic works atrributed to "Aguilar" in El Escorial and the Capilla Real in Granada are most likely by Francisco Aguilar (I).

Title and date of treatise: 
Arte de principios de canto llano (Gaspar de Aguilar, early 16th c.)
Submission’s author: 
Spain, fl. 16/1-2

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Birth date: 
17/2
Death date: 
17/4 (1696)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1640 — 1696 Catedral de México
Submission’s author: 
México, ca. 1620 — before 1-VI-1696

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Birth date: 
16/3 (1564)
Death date: 
17/2 (1628)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
Regensburg, 1564-5 - Augsburg, 20-21 Jan 1628

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Birth date: 
16/4 (?)
Death date: 
17/2 (?)
Submission’s author: 
Early 17th century

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1499 Catedral de Toledo, singer
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According to Diccionario de la música Labor, p. 30, A singer named Francisco de Ajofrín was active in Toledo Cathedral in 1499. Perhaps this singer was the composer of the villancico Por serviros triste yo for three voices in the Cancionero Musical de Palacio (E-Mp II-1335).

Submission’s author: 
fl. Toledo, 1499

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Birth date: 
15/3 (1470)
Death date: 
16/2 (1536)
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References: 

For digital reproductions of many manuscripts copied by Alamire, see the project Integrated Database for Early Music (IDEM) of the Alamire Foundation: https://idemdatabase.org/items/show/258.

Nuremberg, ca. 1470 — Mechelen, 26-VI-1536

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Birth date: 
16/1 (1515)
Death date: 
16/4 (1592)
Nationality: 
References: 

"May be identified with Alart"

Submission’s author: 
Nivelles, c1515 - Madrid, after 1592

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Birth date: 
16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/3 (?)
Nationality: 
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1535-60

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1
Nationality: 
Biography: 

According to Tess Knighton: "La identificación del compositor Alonso de Alba, a quien se atribuyen varias obras religiosas y al menos una canción, se complica por la existencia de dos candidatos posibles: un capellán real y un MC sevillano." (DMEH, 1999-2002: vol. 1, 170-171).

15/3 (?) — 14-VIII-1522

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1565—1572 Catedral de Oviedo
ca.1572—before 1600 Catedral de Burgos
Submission’s author: 
16/2 (?) — Burgos?, before 1600

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Birth date: 
17/1 (?)
Death date: 
17/3 (1673)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
until 1616 Catedral de Barcelona (choirboy)
1619 (28-VII)—1622 (7-I) Parroquia de Sant Just i Pastor, Barcelona
1622 (8-I)—1626 (24-VII) Catedral de La Seu d'Urgell (Lleida)
1626—1664 Catedral de Barcelona
Submission’s author: 
Barcelona? — Barcelona?, VIII-1673

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Birth date: 
16/1 (1517)
Death date: 
16/4 (1582)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
1536 (IV) — 1582 Catedral de Barcelona (Organista)
Biography: 

This organist and composer is often confused with his oncle Pere Vila. 

Vic, Barcelona, 1517 — Barcelona, 16-XI-1582

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