Juan Bautista Comes

(1568 - 1643)

Spanish composer, pupil of Gines Pérez. Held posts as maestro de capilla at Lérida cathedral, the Colegio del Patriarca in Valencia and, between 1613 and 1619, and from 1632, at Valencia cathedral; he was second maestro at the court in Madrid 1619-29. Much of his surviving church music is polychoral, including a fine Hodie Christus natus est for three 4-part choirs; he also wrote sacred villancicos in which the verse is sung by a few voices and the refrain by a 6-part choir.

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