Enríquez de Valderrábano

(c.1500 - after 1557)

Spanish vihuelist. Nothing is known of his life, but a motto at the end of his solitary publication suggests that he may have suffered great poverty. This Libro de música (1547) contains lute songs, many based on folk tunes or dances; arrangements of pieces by such composers as Josquin Desprez , Willaert and Morales for one or two lutes; thirty-three imaginative and expressive fantasias; and diferencias, including a set of 120 variations on Gúardame las vacas.

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