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date: 29 January 2020

Albareda, Marciánlocked

  • Barton Hudson

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(b late 16th century; d probably Barcelona, mid-17th century). Spanish composer. He was appointed maestro de capilla of La Seu d'Urgell Cathedral on 15 January 1622. In 1626 he followed Joan Pau Pujol in the same capacity at Barcelona Cathedral, where he probably stayed for the remainder of his life. Only a few of his works survive: masses, motets, villancicos and unaccompanied romances, for four, six and eight voices. They lack Pujol's creative ingenuity and technical brilliance. Albareda's music is all in manuscript in the Cathedral, Barcelona, except the following four pieces, which are in manuscript at the Biblioteca de Cataluña there: responsión, A la media noche, 6vv; Alma, llegad al convite, 6vv; romance, Convidando está a su mesa, 4vv; villancico for the Holy Sacrament, Hoy deste pan consagrado pienso comer un bocado, 8vv. (J. Wolf: Historia de la música, con un estudio critico de historia de la música española por Higinio Anglés...

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