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Francisco Guerrero

GUERRERO, Francisco. b. Seville, 1527 or 1528; d. Seville, 8 Nov 1599. Guerrero was engaged as a singer in the cathedral of his native Seville in 1542. He was taught music by his brother Pedro, and subsequently by Cristóbal de Morales in Toledo in 1545–1546. In the latter year, and with Morales's support, Guerrero secured the post of maestro de capilla at Jaén Cathedral. He was again in the service of Seville Cathedral from 1549, remaining there until his death. Placed in charge of the choirboys in 1551, he was subsequently made assistant maestro de capilla and then maestro, the latter from 1574. Guerrero travelled to Italy twice during the 1580s in order to secure publication of his music,...

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