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Maestro Madness


Was educated at Salamanca University. Lazaro del Alamo
The “most prolific composer of masses in Mexican history” (Woop de do for him) Francisco Lopez Capillas
The first native of Mexico City to become chapel master there. Francisco Lopez Capillas
Popularized Italian music in Peru. Roque Ceruti
Inept maestro replaced by Ignacio Jerusalem. Domingo Dutra
Founded a music press and conservatory Jose Mariano Elizaga
Imperial maestro for the newly independent Mexico Jose Mariano Elizaga
Notable for playing the organ and piano. Jose Mariano Elizaga
Puerto Rico’s most important 19th-century composer. Felipe Gutierrez Espinosa
Briefly dismissed for using inappropriate funeral music. Gaspar Fernandes
Wrote the character villancico “Tleycantimo choquiliya” Gaspar Fernandes
Hired Juan Gutierrez de Padilla as an assistant due to health problems. Gaspar Fernandes
Wrote a “Salve Regina” Hernando Franco
Considered the first great Brazilian musician. Padre Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia
Preserved 16 of Franco’s magnificats in the Franco Codex. Juan Hernandez
Music under his tenure declined so much that he had to be replaced by Mata. Juan Hernandez
Wrote the canonic Magnificat quarti toni for four voices. Gutierre Fernandez Hidalgo
Wrote “Kyrie” from Mass in D Major. Ignacio Jerusalem
Instituted many reforms in church music which at first were resisted, but then appreciated. Ignacio Jerusalem
Known for his challenging arias. Ignacio Jerusalem
Suspected by the Spanish Inquisition for his support of the French Republic. Antonio Juanas
He wrote two motets which were unusual for their triple meter. Jose Loaysa y Agurto
Replaced Juan Hernandez and restored musical quality. Antonio Rodriguez Mata
Wrote the first music manuscript by a Brazilian composer, Recitativo e Aria. Caetano de Mello Jesus
Known for his serious organ skillz Jose de Orejon y Aparicio
Dismissed for unknown reasons (sounds shady…) Juan Gutierrez de Padilla
Operated a shop that made and sold instruments Juan Gutierrez de Padilla
Was Maestro at Santiago for over 40 years. Juan Paris
King Joao VI’s favorite composer. Marcos Antonio Portugal
Known for his serious harpsichord skillz. Matheo Tollis de la Roca
His works marked a transition between Baroque and Classical. Esteban Salas y Castro
Taught music to Sor Juana and used her poems in his works. Antonio de Salazar
Wrote the first surviving opera from the New World, La purpura de la rosa Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco
Composed a Lamentation in 24 hours as part of his maestro competition. Matheo Vallados
Dismissed after his satire of the viceroy’s new tax policy. Juan de Victoria
The first mestizo maestro at the Mexico City Cathedral. Manuel de Zumaya
Composed Sol-fa de Pedro as part of his maestro examinations. Manuel de Zumaya
Wrote Partenope, the first opera by a New World native. Manuel de Zumaya
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