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Ordóñez, Rodrigo

Birth and death dates: 
Zamora, ? — ?, fl. 16/3-4
Birth date: 
16/2 (?)
Death date: 
16/4 (?)

As pointed out by José López-Calo and Cristina Diego Pacheco, documents related to the brothers Alonso, Pedro and Rodrigo Ordóñez often do not mention the first name, and thus it is difficult sometimes to ascertain their identity. In E-V 05 there are four polyphonic works attributed to Alonso Ordóñez and one to "Rº Ordóñez"; although the initial in the latter ascription has been interpreted as "Racionero" (to refer to Alonso Ordóñez), it is most likely that it refers to Rodrigo Ordóñez. There are no known works attributed to Pedro Ordóñez.

López-Calo mentions many possible locations that can or could be related to Rodrigo Ordóñez. 


Periods of service: 
1553-1556 Catedral de Zamora, maestro de capilla
1556-1559 Catedral de Burgos, maestro de capilla
1559-1560 Catedral de Zamora, maestro de capilla
1560-1561 Catedral de Plasencia, maestro de capilla
1564 Catedral de Jaén (?), maestro de capilla
1574 Catedral de Murcia (?), maestro de capilla

Sources (MSS)

Date Provenance/Origins/Place of publication
E-Asa 09 16/4-17/1
E-V 05 16/4-17/1
P-Cug MM 044 16/4

List of works

Source: E-Asa 09
Work ID Title Ascription MS / Print Date
E-Asa 09 (pp. 2-3) Asperges me Rodrigo Ordóñez MS 16/4-17/1
Source: E-V 05
Work ID Title Ascription MS / Print Date
E-V 05 (132v-136r) Magnificat. Et exsultavit Rº Ordóñez MS 16/4-17/1


Document ID (Date) Title of the document
17/3 (1657-02-19) [Inventory of the music books of Jaén Cathedral ordered by the provisor and vicar general Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, compiled by the treasurer Juan de Gerica Martos, with the assistance of canon Juan Izquierdo de Lara (proposed by the cathedral chapter) and precentor Lucas de Ledesma (proposed by the provisor), started on 19 february 1657]
16/4 (1591) [Inventories 2 and 3 of polyphonic music at Tarazona cathedral]. Inuentario de los libros de la música. Inuentario de los libros de musica que ay en la yglesia de taraçona. Memoria de los libros que ay de musica en la Iglesia de Taraçona y de las hobras que ay en ellos con los nombres de los auctores.

Inventories for composer

Last modified: - 15 Feb 2020

How to cite

Emilio Ros-Fábregas, , Javier Marín-López, , Giuseppe Fiorentino, "Ordóñez, Rodrigo", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 12 Jun 2021),