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Spiritual songs of Juan de Triana (1460-90)

 

In the 15th century, Spanish musicians were inspired by the polyphonies produced by Franco-Flemish musicians. Their productions are mainly contained in the chansonniers of the Colombina and Palacio. If these manuscripts are recognized today, the composers associated with them have not all gone down in history. Juan de Triana, whose name is now forgotten, enjoyed great renown in the days of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabelle of Castile. The richness of his musical art led him to be appointed to direct the master's degrees at the cathedrals of Seville and Toledo. La Quintina sketches the portrait of this great polyphonist, creator of marvelous counterpoints and offers the integral of his spiritual songs.