Juan de Anchieta

(1462 - 1523)

Spanish composer; relation of St Ignatius Loyola. From 1489 to 1519 he served at the courts of Castile and Aragon and may have visited the Netherlands; in 1519 he retired to become a parish priest at Azpeitia. He was one of the leading Spanish church composers of the time; the two Masses and many motets which survive show extensive use of plainsong and much chordal writing

IVL: The Iberian Masters