Francisco López Capillas

(1612 - 1673)

Mexican composer. Francisco López Capillas was the first Creole composer of significance and his music was so highly regarded that several volumes of his music were taken to Spain and widely disseminated. He worked in Mexico City and in Puebla from 1641 to 1648 under the directorship of Padilla. Whilst Capillas' style is very polished and sophisticated, the Poblano influence is strongly in evidence with its lively double-choir interchanges of short phrases.

A Partial Francisco López Capillas Discography |  VIIH: Music in Iberia, New Spain and Colonial America