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Ortiz, Diego

Birth and death dates: 
Toledo, ca. 1510 — Naples?, ca. 1570
Birth date: 
16/1 (1510)
Death date: 
16/3 (1570)
Type of musician: 

Sources (MSS)

Date Provenance/Origins/Place of publication
E-LEDc s.s. [1] 16/4
E-PAbm 6832 / 862 (olim Madrid 607) 16/4
P-Pm 40 16/3-4 Other countries, Europa, Portugal, Braga
V-CVbav C.S. 024 16/2 (1538-39 / 1550-55)
V-CVbav C.S. 484 / 485 / 486 / 487 18/2 (?)

List of works

Source: V-CVbav C.S. 024
Work ID Title Ascription MS / Print Date
V-CVbav C.S. 24 (111v-117r) Paulus apostolus Ortiz MS
V-CVbav C.S. 24 (117v-122r) In illo tempore Assumpsit Jesus Petrum Ortiz MS
V-CVbav C.S. 24 (135v-143r) In illo tempore Assumpsit Jesus Petrum Ortiz MS



Range of pages: 
vol. 1, 189-287
Type of publication: 

This article presents a list of works and sources for the following composers: Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia, Pere Alberch Vila, Jerónimo de Aliseda, Santos de Aliseda, Luis de Aranda, Ginés de Boluda, Joan Brudieu, Rodrigo de Ceballos, Bernardo Clavijo del Castillo, Ambrosio Cotes, Juan Esquivel de Barahona, Mateo Flecha, "el Joven", Francisco Guerrero, Pedro Guerrero, Fernando de las Infantas, Alfonso Lobo de Borja, Francisco de Montanos, Juan Navarro, Diego Ortiz, Ginés Pérez, Sebastián Raval, Melchor Robledo, Felipe Rogier, Pedro Rimonte, Alonso de Tejeda, Juan Vázquez, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Andrés de Villalar y Nicasio Zorita, así como de "El 'Cançoner' de Gandía del siglo XVI. There are other lists of instrumental works and contents of music treatises. 



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One of the most striking characteristics of the music from the Spanish kingdoms at the time of Ferdinand and Isabel in comparison with other musical traditions of the same period is the relative scarcity of sources of instrumental and polyphonic music. This lack can partly be explained by the loss of many manuscript sources and the late introduction of music printing in Spain; El Maestro by Luis Milán, printed in 1536, is the earliest Spanish collection of solo instrumental music and accompanied songs, as well as the first printed Spanish tablature. However, there is a third reason: the importance of oral tradition in the transmission and performance of music in Spanish culture during the Renaissance, in both sacred and secular contexts. This essay will survey the different traditions of unwritten music in Spain at the time of the Catholic Monarchs: in the liturgical context, particular emphasis will be placed on the transmission and performing practices of extempore counterpoint and unwritten fabordones; and in the secular context, several aspects related to the oral repertory of vernacular songs, both polyphonic and accompanied, as well as instrumental music will be considered.

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Last modified: - 15 Feb 2020

How to cite

Andrea Puentes-Blanco, "Ortiz, Diego", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 03 Dec 2021),