Andrés de Torrentes - Andrés de Torrentes

Andrés de Torrentes . (h. 1520 - 1580 ). Composer , organist and priest Spanish .

Biography

He worked as a chapel master in three different periods in the Cathedral of Santa María de Toledo , being the one who introduced in 1576 , shortly before his death, the music for the Tridentine liturgy that began to be implanted at that time in the Iberian Peninsula . In 1542 , Archbishop Juan Tavera commissioned him to direct the compilation of several ecclesial books of polyphonic music , including beautifully illuminated large scrolls , in a single volume.