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Arañes, Juan

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Juan Arañes 1649/ca M P0009

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
guitar guitarra Musician Professional Church Author Instrumentalist & composer (plucked)

Years active Place active Century Region
1624-1649 Rome 17cent
Biographical information

Juan Arañes [Aranyés], Chapel master, 17th century. Author of Libro segundo de tonos y villancicos a una, dos, tres y cuatro vozes, con la zifra de guitarra espannola a la vsanza romana. Rome: Juan Battista R. Oletti, 1624.
It is commonly accepted that he is the same Juan Arañés who was maestro de capilla in the cathedral of La Seu d’Urgell (Lleida) between 1627-1634, and then again in 16491650. Fétis claims him to have been educated at the universisty of Alcalá de Henares. In Rome he was maestro de capilla of the Duke of Pastrana. The inclusion of guitar tablature in his 1624 book suggests that he was a competent player.

Copy in Civico Museo de Bolonia. E-mail orders: CivicoMuseoBibliograficoMusicale@comune.bologna.it
Another 6 pieces are in the Cancionero preserved in the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome.

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Source documents
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1624 Juan de Arañes, Libro segundo de tonos y villancicos a una, dos, tres y cuatro vozes, con la zifra de guitarra espannola a la vsanza romana.


Bibliography
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labor Peña, [Anglés] Joaquín, and Higinio Anglés. Diccionario de la música Labor. 2 vols. Barcelona: Labor, 1954.
pratD Prat, Domingo. Diccionario biográfico- bibliográfico- histórico- crítico de guitarras (instrumentos afines), guitarristas (profesores - compositores - concertistas - lahudistas - amateurs), guitarreros (luthiers), danzas y cantos, terminología. Buenos Aires: Romero y Fernández, 1934; rpt Columbus OH: Editions Orphée, 1986.
arañesDMEH Bonastre , Francesc. “Aranda, Mateo” Diccionario de la música española e hispanoamericana, ed. Casares et al. Madrid: SGAE, 1999-2002,
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