García Matos, Manuel
- Jack Sage
(b Plasencia, Jan 4, 1912; d Madrid, Aug 26, 1974). Spanish collector of and writer on folk music. He studied the violin, flute, piano and composition with Joaquín Sánchez, the maestro de capilla of Plasencia Cathedral. By the time he was 18 he had founded a choir in his home town, the Masa Coral Placentina, which he conducted; subsequently he reorganized the choir into smaller groups, the Coros Extremeños, better suited to performing his own versions of the increasing number of Extremaduran folksongs he collected. In ...