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date: 26 January 2020

Murcia, Santiago delocked

  • Craig H. Russell
  • , revised by Monica Hall


(b Madrid, July 25, 1673; d Madrid, April 25, 1739). Spanish composer, theorist, and guitarist. He was the eldest son of Juan de Murcia, a native of Guadalajara in the northern part of Castile–La Mancha, and Magdalena Hernández from Madrid. He was baptized at the church of San Sebastián in Madrid on 9 August 1673. In May 1695 he married Josefa García, the daughter of Joseph García and Isabel Pérez de la Parra, from Valdemoro, a village south of Madrid. In May 1729 both Murcia and his wife made Declarations of Poverty (a form of will). Josefa died shortly afterwards. From Murcia’s declaration it seems that they had no children. He bequeathed his music manuscripts to four executors, Pedro Juan and Inigo de Garay y Cochea, Joseph de Quesada, and Manuel de Pereda. Murcia himself died in Madrid on 25 April 1739 and was buried free of charge in the cemetery of La Buena Dicha attached to the Church of San Martín....

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