Velasco Méndez, María Javiera
According to Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 16, María Javiera Velasco Méndez, "cantora, organista y arpista", was born in Villaverde (Valladolid) in 1720, was professed as a nun musician in Santa Ana de Ávila in 1740, and died there in 1787. According to a document examined by María Gembero-Ustárroz (Madrid, Archivo Histórico Nacional, Libro 521, Gastos y salarios 1737-1739, fol. 14v), María Javiera Velasco was received in Santa Ana de Ávila in 1739 and she was paid before Christmas for her work during part of that year (prorrata), as a nun musician in the monastery.
How to cite
María Gembero-Ustárroz, "Velasco Méndez, María Javiera", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 21 Oct 2021), https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/person/28672