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Monasterio de Santa Ana, Ávila. Archivo

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As explained in Vicente (1989) and Moreno Blanco (2015), the origin of the community of Cistercian nuns of Santa Ana in Ávila was the convent of San Clemente de Adaja, founded at the late 12th or early 13th century outside the city walls of Ávila. During the 14th century the convent moved to the central part of the town, where a new building was erected between 1331 and 1350.  At least since 1432, the convent changed its name to Santa Ana and in 1502 its community was amalgamated with two other Cistercian convents in the town, those of Santa Escolástica ad San Millán. Many nuns at Santa Ana came from noble or illustrious families. 

In 1953 the community passed to the Trappist order and in 1978 moved to a new monastery on the outskirts south of Ávila, where its historical music archive is currently held. The old convent building, in the centre ot the town, was restored between 1987 and 1991, and currently houses offices of the Junta de Castilla y León (Autonomous Government of Castile and Leon). 

The music catalogue of Santa Ana was published by Alfonso de Vicente in 1989, and it was completed in an article (2000) by the same author.

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Birth date: 
17/2 (?)
Death date: 
18/1 (ca. 1718)
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Periods of service: 
1665-1718 Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila (singer and harpist)
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According to Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 16, "Graciosa Almendoz [sic], cantora y arpista" (singer and harpist) was professed as a nun in the Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila in 1665, and she died ca. 1718. In several documents about the Monastery consulted at the Archivo HIstórico Nacional de España in Madrid, her surname appears as "Almandox". The usual version of that surname ("Almandoz") has been adopted in this database.

Submission’s author: 
fl. Ávila, 1665 — d. Ávila, ca. 1718

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Birth date: 
17/3 (?)
Death date: 
17/4 (1689)
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Periods of service: 
1686-1689, Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila (singer)
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According to Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 16, María Antonia de Angulo, "cantora" (singer), born in Palencia, was professed as a nun in the Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila in 1686, and she died there in 1689.

Submission’s author: 
b. Palencia, ? — d. Ávila, 1689

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Birth date: 
19/1 (1818)
Death date: 
19/2 (1848)
Nationality: 
Periods of service: 
ca. 1834-1848
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Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 17, annotated: "Escolástica Eulalia Arámburu [sic], cantora y organista (Cuzcurrita del Río Tirón, Calahorra, n 1818, p 1834, m 1848)", indicating her dates of birth (n = nacimiento), nun profession (p = profesión) and death (m = muerte). At present, Cuzcurrita del Río Tirón is a location within the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, diocesis of Calahorra and La Calzada-Logroño.

Submission’s author: 
Cuzcurrita del Río Tirón, La Rioja, 1818 — Ávila, 1848

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Birth date: 
18/4 (1794)
Death date: 
19/2 (1839)
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Periods of service: 
ca. 1818-1839 Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila (singer and organist)
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Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 17, annotated: "Antonia Aulestia y Barceló, cantora y organista (Marsá, Tortosa, n 1794, p 1818, m 1839)", indicating her dates of birth (n = nacimiento), nun profession (p = profesión) and death (m = muerte). At present, Marçà / Marsá is a location of the province of Tarragona, diocesis of Tortosa.

Submission’s author: 
Marçà, Tarragona, 1794 — Ávila, 1839

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Birth date: 
17/3 (?)
Death date: 
18/1 (1725)
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Periods of service: 
1699-1725 Monasterio de Santa Ana de Ávila (organist)
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According to Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 16, "Francisca Benéytez, organista" (organist), born in Toro, was professed as a nun in the Monasterio de Santa Ana de Ávila in 1699, and she died there in 1725. The second last name ("Díez") is annotated in Madrid, Archivo Histórico Nacional (E-Mah), Clero Regular-Secular, Libro 517, 58v and other documents consulted by María Gembero-Ustárroz. The precise date of death (22-VII-1725) is taken from E-Mah, Clero Regular-Secular, Libro 520, 64v.

Submission’s author: 
b. Toro, Zamora — Ávila, 22-VII-1725

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Birth date: 
18/2 (?)
Death date: 
18/2 (1745)
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Periods of service: 
1743-1745 Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila (nun)
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Alfonso de Vicente (2019), annotated: "Manuela de Bullón y Miñano era abulense, de la noble familia de los Bullones. Tomó el hábito el 6-VIII-1743, profesó el 9-VIII-1744 y murió al año siguiente, el 26-VIII"; he also mentioned a "Dúo con violines para la entrada de Dª Manuela Bullón en el convento de Santa Ana: Año de 1743, anónimo".

Submission’s author: 
Ávila, ? — Ávila, 26-VIII-1745

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Birth date: 
17/2
Death date: 
17/4 (?)
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Periods of service: 
ca.1646- Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila (singer)
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According to Alfonso de Vicente (1989, p. 16), María de Carrasco, "cantora" (singer), born ca. 1628, was professed as a nun in the Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila in 1646.

Submission’s author: 
b. ca. 1628, ? — fl. Ávila, 1646

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Birth date: 
18/1 (?)
Death date: 
18/3 (1770)
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Periods of service: 
1725-1770 Monasterio de Santa Ana de Ávila (organist)
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As seen by María Gembero-Ustárroz in several documents in Madrid,  Archivo Histórico Nacional (E-Mah), María Josefa Carrasco entered the convent of Santa Ana de Ávila on 27 November 1725, and she took her final vows on 30 July 1727. 

Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 16, indicated that this nun was born in 1727, but this was the year of her profession in Santa Ana de Ávila. Later on, Vicente (2000), p. 529, corrected his mistake and provided María Josefa Carrasco's correct  birthdate and date of final vows. According to Vicente (1989), p. 16, she died in 1770.

Submission’s author: 
Tordesillas, Valladolid, ? - Ávila, 1770

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Birth date: 
15/4 — 16/1 (?)
Death date: 
16/1-2 (?)
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Biography: 

According to Alfonso de Vicente  (1989), p. 17, this nun singer appears in several administrative documents of the early-16th century from the Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila.

Submission’s author: 
fl. Ávila, s. XVI

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Birth date: 
19/2 (1843)
Death date: 
20/1 (1909)
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Periods of service: 
ca. 1863-1909 Monastery of Santa Ana de Ávila (nun musician)
Biography: 

Alfonso de Vicente (1989), p. 17, annotated: "Juana Patrocinio Corrales (Ávila, n 1843, p 1863, m 1909)", indicating her dates of birth (n = nacimiento), nun profession (p = profesión) and death (m = muerte).

Submission’s author: 
Ávila, 1843 — Ávila, 1909

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Journal volume and issue: 
11/3
Range of pages: 
883-893
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1988

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Annotation: 
La numeración en este catálogo de Alfonso de Vicente no sigue el orden numérico de las signaturas de los libros de polifonía; primero se agrupan los libros y libretes impresos (Impresos 1 a 7) y luego los manuscritos (8 a 12). La correspondencia entre la numeración del catálogo (que también utilizamos como sigla en nuestro catálogo) y las signaturas es la siguiente: E-Asa 01 (=Sig. 3); E-Asa 02 (=Sig. 5); E-Asa 03 (=Sig. 4C, 4F); E-Asa 04 (=Sig. 4C, 4D, 4F); E-Asa 05 (=Sig. 4B, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G); E-Asa 06 (=Sig. 4A); E-Asa 07 (=Sig. 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E); E-Asa 08 (=Sig. 2); E-Asa 09 (=Sig. 6); E-Asa 10 (=Sig. 4H); E-Asa 11 (=Sig. 7); E-Asa 12 (=Sig. 38).
1989

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Vol. of music collection: 
6
Range of pages: 
361-365
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Language of the publication: 
2000

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Journal volume and issue: 
117
Range of pages: 
57-72
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2015

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How to cite

María Gembero-Ustárroz, "Monasterio de Santa Ana, Ávila. Archivo", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 25 Nov 2020), https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/taxonomy/term/3884