Category talk:Tejeda, Alonso de

Spanish composer. [...] After studying at Salamanca, he held successive appointments as maestro de capilla at Calahorra [...], Ciudad Rodrigo, León [...], Salamanca [...], Zamora [...], Toledo [...], Burgos [...] and Zamora [...]. According to his death notice [...], he was over 88 when he died, making him of an older generation of composers than previously thought.

He had also won the post of maestro of the royal chapel at Granada [...] 1601, but withdrew in favour of returning to Zamora. [...] Tejeda's 83 motets, extant at Zamora Cathedral, contain four of the earliest examples of Spanish polychoral writing.

Source: Robert Stevenson: Alonso de Tejeda quoted from Grove Music Online accessed 05 February 2010

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