Juan Navarro

(c. 1530—1580)

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(b Marchena or Seville, c.1530; d Palencia, 25 Sept. 1580). Spanish composer. In 1549 he was a singer in the service of the Duke of Arcos, and then sang in the cathedral choirs of Jaén and (from 1553 to 1555) Málaga. From 1562 to 1564 he was maestro de capilla at the collegiate church in Valladolid; subsequently he held equivalent posts at the cathedrals of ávila, Salamanca (1566–74), Ciudad Rodrigo (until 1578), and Palencia, where he died. His surviving music is mainly sacred, most of it appearing in a posthumous publication, Psalmi, hymni ac Magnificat totius anni (Rome, 1590).

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