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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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