Puerto, Diego del

Active early 16th century

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Diego del Puerto M P0963

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
vihuela Musician - church Professional Church Author Polyphonist/Theorist Singer Music theorist

Years active Place active Century Region
early 16th century Salamanca 16cent/1/early Castilla
Biographical information

Diego del Puerto (fl. early 16th century) was a Spanish music theorist. He was active at Salamanca, where he studied and later became cantor of the Colegio Mayor de S Bartolomé and curate at the church of Laredo. His only known work is the treatise Portus musice (Salamanca, 1504), which discusses numerous topics from the theory of genera to the vihuela tuning system. The treatise is particularly notable for a very thorough explanation of the rules of composition in three and four parts, and for del Puerto's criticism of the Guidonian hexachordal theory, possibly showing influence of Bartolomé Ramos de Pareja.
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Source documents
Date Document
1504 Diego del Puerto, Portus Musice correctus seu emendatus in quo nemo periclitabitur.