Navigation (people):

Ajofrín, Francisco

Birth and death dates: 
fl. Toledo, 1499
Birth date: 
15/3 (?)
Death date: 
16/1 (?)

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).

Periods of service: 
1499 Catedral de Toledo, singer

Sources (MSS)

Date Provenance/Origins/Place of publication
E-Mp II-1335 ("Cancionero Musical de Palacio") 15/4-16/1 (1496-1520)

List of works

Source: E-Mp II-1335 ("Cancionero Musical de Palacio")
Work ID Title Ascription MS / Print Date
E-Mp II-1335 (ccxli/199r) Por serviros triste yo ajo frin MS 15/4-16/1 (1496-1520)



Range of pages: 
vol. 1, 30
City and publisher: 
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Type of publication: 
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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

Fernando Sánchez-Pérez, "Ajofrín, Francisco", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 27 Sep 2021),