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Bejerano, Hernando

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Hernando Bejerano M P0014

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
vihuela de arco Musician Professional Court Maker Maker (violero) Violero (inst maker) Vihuelist & Composer Instrumentalist (bowed)

Years active Place active Century Region
1564-1578 Guadalajara Madrid 16cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

Hernando Bejerano was a noted violero, member of a dynasty of violeros in cluding Cristobal, Diego, Juan, and Fernando. The Bejerano family seem to have been players as well as makers. The following documentary evidence survives:

• 1564 — Guadalajara, the 4º duque del Infantado pays ‘a hernando bejerano y su hijo músicos de viguela de arco, 25,000 mrs’” (pujol1949, romanillos2002)
• 1570 — In 1570 the violero Hernando Bejerano owed fifty-six and a half Castilian silver reales for 345.420 kgs. of ebony (3 arrobas y 2 libras de palo de ébano). (AHPM, Carta de obligación, 17-02-1570, Prot: 646, fol. 445) Cited by Romanillos (romanillos2002, 35).
• 1577— “At the meeting of musical instrument makers in Madrid in 1577 to elect examiners and overseers he voted for Juan de Carrión and Juan de Borgoña. Hernando Bejerano and Juan de Carrión were elected to be examiners and overseers (AHPM, 5-05-1577, Prot: 981, folios 609-11, cited in romanillos2002, 35)
• 1578 — Hernando Bejerano in Madrid in 1578 was one of the examiners of Juan Rodríguez to become a maestro violero (AHPM, Prot. 982 -- see: Juan Rodríguez).
• 1578.12.27 Letter of examination of Juan Rodríguez. (AHPM, Prot: 982, folio 1254, cited in romanillos2002, 35, and Appendix No. 3.
• 1578.12.27 — At the Guild meeting (Junta de bioleros) in 1578 Hernando Bejerano voted for Juan de Carrión and Antonio Duarte to be veedores for that year (AHPM, Prot: 982, fol. 1255r, cited in romanillos2002, 35.



Source documents
Date Document
1578.12.27 Juan de Rodríguez, violero examination.
1564 Hernando Bejerano, salary payment.
1570.02.17 Hernando de Bejerano, carta de Obligación
1577.05.05 Gremio de violeros de Madrid.
1578.12.27 Gremio de violeros de Madrid (II).
1610.09.01 Hernando de Bejarano, muerte.
1564 Inventory of the possessions left by the Dukes of the Infantado, Iñigo López de Mendoza and Isabel de Aragón.


Bibliography
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pujol1949 Mudarra, Alonso. Tres libros de música en cifra para vihuela. Ed. Emilio Pujol. Monumentos de la Música Española 7. Barcelona: Instituto Español de Musicología, 1949, rpt 1984. 29
bordas1995 Bordas, Cristina. “La construcción de vihuelas y guitarras en Madrid en los siglos XVI y XVII”. La guitarra en la historia 6 (1995): 47-67.
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. 35
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