Personalities | Pedro de Escobar | Renaissance | Classical

(Pa’-dro da Es-ko-bär’) c. 1465–c. 1535
Portuguese composer

Although Portuguese by birth, Escobar spent his career in Spain, including 10 years in the chapel of Isabella of Aragon and a stint as maestro de capilla at Seville Cathedral. The date of his death is unknown; he was last heard of around 1535. His motet ‘Clamabat autem mulier’ shows him to have been a composer of great skill and expressive power. The high esteem in which his music was held is evidenced by its wide distribution – some works have been found in sixteenth-century Mexican and Guatemalan manuscripts.

Recommended Recording:
Motets, Hymns, Missa pro defunctis, Quodlibet (CRD)

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