Mordenyach, Gabriel

Active 1513-1541

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Gabriel Mordenyach M P0531

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
Violero Artisan Urban Maker Maker (violero) Violero (inst maker)

Years active Place active Century Region
1513-1541 Barcelona 16cent/2/mid Cataluña
Biographical information

His first name is spelt “Gabiel” in Baldelló and presumably in the source document.

romanillos2002, pp. 134-35:
1541, 11 May, The violero Melcior Gallard and the string maker Johannes Ferrán signed a receipt in favour of the violero Gabriel Mordenyach to meet half the cost for ram entrails bought from the butcher Pedro Salino.
Source of information: baldello1969
Jewish surname?
romanillos2002, p. 256:
1513 the “maestro de violas” MORDENYACH REPAIR Mordenyach repaired a small organ that belonged to the parish of Santa María del Mar, Barcelona.

Related persons
Melcior Gallard was his colleague
Johannes Ferrán was his colleague

Source documents
Date Document
1541.05.11 Receipt, purchase of gut.

Ref Author Item Pages
baldello1969 Baldelló, Francisco. “Constructores de instrumentos musicales en Barcelona: la ‘Confradía dels Corders de Corda de Viola’”. Anuario Musical 24 (1969): 199-203.
romanillos2002 Romanillos, José Luis and Marian Harris Winspear. The Vihuela de mano and the Spanish Guitar: A Dictionary of the Makers of Plucked and Bowed Musical Instruments of Spain (1200-2002). Guijosa (Guadalajara): Sanguino Press, 2002. 134-35, 256