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Real Monasterio de la Encarnación, Madrid

Codina (2016), pp. 45-48, narrates the circumstances surrounding the adquisition of music, now at the Abadia de Montserrat, from the Real Monasterio de la Encarnación in Madrid. The adquisition took place, not in the 1920s, as it is usually mentioned, but in 1932, during the Spanish Republic, at a time when royal property had been confiscated and the sale (owing to the extreme need of the nuns) would have been prohibited.  According to the chronicle of the Montserrat monastery (Arxiu de Montserrat, Crónica anys 1929-1936, pp. 153 and 156), on 9 November 1932 father Antoni Tobella of Montserrat traveled to Madrid to purchase music that was for sale at the Real Monasterio de la Encarnación ("...ha sortit el P. Tobella cap a Madrid per comprar música antiga") and he returned on the 23 of the same month, stopping also at Tudela (Navarre), where he also purchased "old books" ("Avui torna... el P. Tobella qui anà a Madrid a comprar una Biblioteca musical i després a Tudela altres llibres antics").

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Birth date: 
16/4 (1590)
Death date: 
17/2 (1638)
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1606-1612: lieutenant Chapelmaster at the Royal Chapel of Felipe III
1616-?: Chapelmaster at Colegiata de Lerma (Burgos)
1623-1624: Chapelmaster at Real Monasterio de la Encarnación (Madrid)
1624-?: Chapelmaster at Catedral de Córdoba
Submission’s author: 
Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, c1590 - Madrid, 6 November 1638

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Birth date: 
17/1 (ca. 1620)
Death date: 
17/4 (1684)
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Periods of service: 
ca.1640 Colegiata de Santa María, Morella (Castellón)
ca.1653 Catedral de Cagliari (cantor)
1654 Catedral de Cagliari (Maestro de capilla)
1659 (before 22-X) Catedral de Teruel
ca.1660—1664 Real Monasterio de la Encarnación, Madrid
1664 (VIII)—1667 (22-VII) Catedral de Segovia
1667 (c.VII)—1680 Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, Madrid
1680 (1-II)—1684 Capilla Real de Madrid
Submission’s author: 
Aragón, ca. 1620 — Madrid, 23-IX-1684

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16/4 (?)
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17/3 (1659)
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The Letatus sum for four voices ascribed to Jalón in E-OLI s.s. (pp. 7-14) is not listed by Ezquerro Esteban among the works by Luis Bernardo Jalón, a composer that has been cited with different first names (Luis Jerónimo, Luis Bautista). Ezquerro suggests that perhaps there were two composers with the same last name Jalón (Luis and Bernardo or Luis Bernardo and Luis Jerónimo) and that he could be confused also with the organist Pedro Jalón y Tejada who died in 1655.

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? — Sevilla, 6-IV-1659

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17/4
Death date: 
18/2
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Biography: 

Gran parte de su producción musical, como la de otros maestros del Real Monaterio de la Encarnación de Madrid, se encuentra en Montserrat.

Cuenca, 10-I-1698 — Madrid, 1743

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17/1
Death date: 
17/3
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Periods of service: 
1623 — 1628 Sagrario de la Catedral de Sevilla
1628 — 1634 Real Monasterio de la Encarnación de Madrid
1634 — 1675 Capilla Real de Madrid
Submission’s author: 
Santa María del Campo, Cuenca, 1600 — Madrid, 15-IX-1675

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Birth date: 
16/4 (?)
Death date: 
17/2
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1616 — 1617 Santa Capilla de San Andrés de Jaén
1622 — 1624 Colegiata de Santa María de Úbeda
1624 (8-X) — ? Colegiata de Antequera
1633 (17-II) — 1644 (15-IV) Catedral de Plasencia
Biography: 

Probably he was nephew of Juan [Martín or Martínez] de Riscos (1) and younger brother of Juan de Riscos (2).

Submission’s author: 
Jaén, end 16th c.? – Plasencia, Cáceres, before 15-IV-1644

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Journal volume and issue: 
71
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45-56
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Abstract: 

Father Daniel Codina of Montserrat explains the circumstances surrounding the secret adquisition of music (including the polyphonic choirbooks) by the Monastery of Montserrat from the Monastery of the Encarnación in Madrid. According to the Crónica [of Montserrat] anys 1929-1936, pp. 153 and 156, the puchase took place in 1932 (and not in the 1920s as usually indicated in the literature) through father Antoni Tobella i Guixà (the Librarian of Monteserrat), who went to Madrid for that purpose on 9 November and returned on the 23rd of the same month. An Appendix transcribes Tobella's brief description of the poor condition in which he found the books at the Encarnación. Some 2000 music manuscripts in Montserrat are from the Monastery of the Encarnación; the article includes a list of composers. 

(E. Ros-Fábregas)

2016

How to cite

Emilio Ros-Fábregas, "Real Monasterio de la Encarnación, Madrid", Books of Hispanic Polyphony, ed. E. Ros-Fábregas (accession date: 27 Nov 2020), https://hispanicpolyphony.eu/taxonomy/term/4287