Juan Navarro

NAVARRO, Juan. b. 1525–1530; d. 25 September 1580. Born in the region of Marchena, in 1549 Navarro was a tenor singer in the service of the Duke of Arcos in that town, and subsequently sang at Jaén Cathedral and then Málaga Cathedral (1553-1555). He went on to hold the post of maestro de capilla successively at the collegiate church in Valladolid (from 1562) and the cathedrals of Ávila (from 1564), Salamanca (from 1566), Ciudad Rodrigo (from 1574), and Palencia (from 1578), where he died. In 1565 Navarro was paid by the Ávila Cathedral chapter for a manuscript containing polyphonic hymns. Twenty strophes presumably from this collection are preserved in an Ávila Cathedral manuscript of...

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