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Morelia

Robert Stevenson

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.19113

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City in Mexico. It was founded in 1541 by Viceroy Mendoza as Valladolid and was renamed Morelia in 1828. In 1580 the Cathedral of Michoacán was moved to Valladolid from Pátzcuaro, where it had been from 1540. Pátzcuaro was the largest centre of instrument making (recorders, shawms, trumpets and bells) in 16th-century Mexico, and at a Corpus Christi procession in 1556 the earliest extant zarabanda was sung there. The first virtuoso Indian organists mentioned by name in a colonial Mexican imprint were a father and son who were cathedral organists at Pátzcuaro in 1567 and at Valladolid after 1602 respectively. Juan Matinez Navarro was maestro de capilla in Valladolid in 1626, and Matheo de Quicoces in 1636. In 1625 the tiple Juan de Ortega (who enrolled as a soprano in 1608) rose to become maestro of plainchant and polyphony. Antonio de Mora (d 1668) was followed as ...

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