Cristóbal de Morales

(c. 1500—1553)

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(b Seville, c.1500; d ?Marchéna, 1553).

Sp. composer. Chapelmaster, Àvila Cath., 1526–8, Plasencia Cath. 1528–31. Member of Papal Choir, Rome, 1535–45. While in It. comp. most of his church mus. which ranks him with Victoria and Palestrina as a master of polyphony. Returned to Toledo 1545–7, chapelmaster at Málaga Cath. 1551–3.

Subjects: Music.

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