Manuel Rodrigues Coelho

(c1555 - after 1633)

Portuguese organist and composer. After working at the cathedrals of Badajoz and Elvas, he became in 1603 organist of Lisbon cathedral and a member of the royal chapel. The first important Iberian keyboard composer since Cabezón, he wrote tientos in a vividly baroque style in which brilliant figuration predominates over thematic development.

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