Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Castilla y León, Spain (1563 – present)
Juan Esquivel Barahona (c. 1560 – after 1625) was the most prominent of the last generation of Spanish church composers of the Renaissance era. Although he never served in one of the major Spanish cathedrals, his music was known throughout Spain during the early seventeenth century.
Juan de Esquivel was born in or near Ciudad Rodrigo, an ancient cathedral city southwest of Salamanca. He began service as a choirboy in the cathedral in 1568 and, according to choir chaplain Antonio Sánchez… read more
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