Santiago de Murcia  (1682-1735?)
Last updated: 05.09.23
According to the Internet source given below, Santiago de Murcia was a Spanish composer and guitarist probably born in Madrid. It is not known where or when he died, but he led an active life. He studied guitar with Francisco Guerau between 1690 and 1700, travelled with King Philip V to Naples (where he probably met Alessandro Scarlatti and Arcangelo Corelli), was Guitar Master to Queen Maria Luisa Gabriela of Savoy, and probably travelled to Mexico around 1720. The three surviving collections of his guitar music were found in Mexico, and his works appear in several Mexican sources. He composed works in a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Italy, Spain, France, Mexico, and even West Africa.
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book15.gif  Santiago De Murcia's "Codice Saldivar No. 4" Craig H. Russell flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  The Spanish Baroque Guitar Neil D. Pennington flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif
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