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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 (1489)
Death date: 
16/3 (1560)
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1503-1554 Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo
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According to Ravizza / Towne (2001), 304: "In 1559 he made a living donation of all his goods to S Maria Maggiore [Bergamo] in return for a pension. Three composite choirbooks mostly copied by him are now in the Biblioteca Civica and are the only manuscript sources of Alberti's creative production. Three of his masses were published in partbooks in Venice in 1549. A short motet is reproduced in Giuseppe Belli's portrait of the composer". 

The three masses copied in his Il primo libro delle messe (Venice, 1549) are: Missa Queramus cum pastoribus (5vv); Missa Italia mia (6vv); and Missa Dormend'un giorno (6vv).

Submission’s author: 
Padua, ca. 1489 — Bergamo, ca. 1560

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Birth date: 
16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/3 (?)
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Spanish organist/composer known only owing to three compositions attributed to him in Venegas de Henestrosa, Libro de Cifra Nueva para tecla, harpa y vihuela (Alcalá de Henares, 1557).

Submission’s author: 
fl. Spain, 1557

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Birth date: 
18/4 (?)
Death date: 
19/2 (?)
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Manuel Albiac, an Augustinian monk, was the author of an "Arte de escribir libros de coro (en borrador)" (Zaragoza, 1835) [16 leaves +120 pages], an original and unpublished manuscript at the Library of the Hispanic Society of America in New York [HC380/812]; this entry with a brief description is found in Karl W. Hiersemann, Bibliotheca Iberica, being a choice collection of scarce and valuable books and manuscripts on Spain and Portugal... containing partly the libraries of D. Antonio de la Peña y Guillén, cura castrense de la plaza de Madrid, D. Federico Olmeda, Pbro. maestro de capilla de Burgos and other collections (Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, Catalog 380, [ca. 1911]), p. 185:

"Albiac, Man., o S. Aug., arte de escribir libros de coro (borrador). Manuscrito original e inédito del autor. En-4. Zaragoza 1835. Piel. 16 hojas y 120 pp. Diese unveröffentlicht gebliebene Anleitung zur kalligraphischen Ausführung von Missalen und Antiphonarien gibt hauptsächlich Vorlagen von geometrisch konstruirten Majuskeln und Minuskeln der Antiquaschrift. Das Werk sollte dem Domkapitel von Zaragoza gewidmet wereden, ist aber über diesen ersten Entwurf nicht hinausgekommen."

Although the description refers to the calligraphy of chant books, given the rarity of this unique manuscript, it is also of interest for the copying process of music manuscripts in general, including those of polyphony.

Submission’s author: 
fl. Zaragoza, 1835

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
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1505-1506 Catedral de Barcelona
1508 Capilla de Fernando el Católico
Submission’s author: 
fl. 1505—1508

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"Alegre" is an ascription in GCA-Gc 1. See Snow, A New World Collection, p. 25.

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Birth date: 
18/3 (1772)
Death date: 
19/2 (1832)
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1798 (28-III)--1807 (1-IV) Catedral de Orihuela
1807 (2-IV)--? Colegiata de Alicante
1815 ((1-XI)--1832 (4-VI) Catedral de Orihuela
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El 28-III-1798 tomó posesión de la plaza de violinista de la Catedral de Orihuela. El 2-IV-1807 lo hizo de la de MC de la colegiata de Alicante. El 1-XI-1815 obtuvo el puesto de MC de la Catedral de Orihuela, puesto que ocupó hasta su muerte.

Submission’s author: 
?, ca. 1772 — Orihuela, Alicante, 4-VI-1832

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (1591)
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Periods of service: 
1580 (8-VII)— 1589 Catedral de Granada
Submission’s author: 
? — Granada, 28-VI-1591

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Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (1580)
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Periods of service: 
19-XI-1557—4-VIII-1580: Catedral de Granada (Maestro de capilla)
? — Granada, 4-VII-1580

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Birth date: 
16/4 (1582)
Death date: 
17/3 (1652)
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Submission’s author: 
Roma, 1582 - Roma, 7 Feb 1652

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Birth date: 
17/2 (?)
Death date: 
18/1 (ca. 1718)
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1665-1718 Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila (singer and harpist)
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According to Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 16, "Graciosa Almendoz [sic], cantora y arpista" (singer and harpist) was professed as a nun in the Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila in 1665, and she died ca. 1718. In several documents about the Monastery consulted at the Archivo HIstórico Nacional de España in Madrid, her surname appears as "Almandox". The usual version of that surname ("Almandoz") has been adopted in this database.

Submission’s author: 
fl. Ávila, 1665 — d. Ávila, ca. 1718

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Birth date: 
16/4 (1600)
Death date: 
17/3 (1660)
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Submission’s author: 
Lisbon, c1600 - Tomar, 21 March 1660

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
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Submission’s author: 
fl. 1482 — 1510

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Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
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11 songs from the Cancionero Musical de Palacio (E-Mp II-1335) are attributed to Alonso (A, Aº). According to Tess Knighton, there are five possible candidates with that first name: Alonso de Alba, Alfonso Hernández de Tordesillas, Alonso de Toro, Alonso de Córdoba and Alonso de Mondéjar.

Submission’s author: 
España, XV - XVI

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Birth date: 
16/4 (ca. 1580)
Death date: 
17/2 (1643)
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1600-1643 Royal Chapel, Lisbon (organist).
Submission’s author: 
?, Bizkaia, ca. 1580 — Lisboa, 12-II-1643

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Birth date: 
16/3
Death date: 
17/1
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1580 — 1583 Catedral de Huesca
1583 — 1586 Catedral de El Burgo de Osma
1588 Catedral de Orense
1588 Catedral de Astorga
1588? — 1590? Valencia
Before 1591 Sacra Capilla de El Salvador de Úbeda
ca. 1591 — 1593 Catedral de Pamplona
1598 — 1602 Catedral de Baeza
1602 — 1605 Catedral de Sigüenza
Submission’s author: 
Medinaceli, Soria, fl. 1581 — Sigüenza, Guadalajara, 5-VI-1605

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