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Illario [Ilario, Ylario, Illarius], Juan [Johannes]

Birth and death dates: 
fl. late-15th early-16th centuries
Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)
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This composer is mentioned in Cristóbal de Escobar's Breve tratado de canto llano, printed at the end of the 15th century. He is most likely diferent from others with similar names: 1) Hilaire Penet always signed his compositions with his last name; 2) Hilaire [Illario] Turluron; and 3) Hilaire Bernoneau.

Sources (MSS)

Date Provenance/Origins/Place of publication
E-Bbc 0454 ("Cancionero Musical de Barcelona") 15/4-16/1-2
E-TZ 02/03 16/2-3
P-Cug MM 012 16/2-3
P-Cug MM 032 16/2-4
P-Cug MM 048 16/3


Document ID (Date) Title of the document
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.
16/3 (1552-1561) Inventario [1] de los libros de música que ay en la yglesia de Taraçona / y de las obras que ay en ellos con los nombres de los auctores

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Based on Knighton's 1983 doctoral dissertation, her 1999 "Prólogo" to this publication of reference updates the bibliography and research on this topic up to that time. The appendices to this study included chronological list of payments to Ferdinand's musicians from 1475 to 1516, payments to musicians of the Castilian royal chapel (1484-1504), transcriptions of documents, inventories of three manuscript sources with repertory associated with the royal chapels of Isabel and Ferdinand, and short biographies of composers.

Last modified: - 15 Feb 2020

How to cite

Emilio Ros-Fábregas, "Illario [Ilario, Ylario, Illarius], Juan [Johannes]", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 06 Dec 2021),