Urrede [Urreda, Urede, Vreda, Vrede, Wreede], Juan de [Johannes]
- Tess Knighton
(fl 1451–c1482). South Netherlandish composer, active in Spain. He was born in Bruges, the son of Rolandus de Wreede, who was organist at St Donatian until 1482. In 1451 Johannes was refused a clerkship at St Donatian on the grounds that father and son could not work in the same institution, but in 1457 he secured a similar position at the church of Our Lady. His name disappears from the records in 1460, and it is assumed that he left Bruges for Spain at this time, although he does not reappear until 1476, when he was paid as a member of the household of the first Duke of Alba, García Alvarez de Toledo, cousin to King Ferdinand. Urrede (the Castilian form of his name) may have served the duke for some years previously, but on 17 June 1477 he was appointed singer and maestro de capilla...