Spanish Cathedral Music in the Golden Age

Spanish Cathedral Music in the Golden Age

Spanish Cathedral Music in the Golden Age

Spanish Cathedral Music in the Golden Age

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During the eight years that Spanish Cathedral Music in the Golden Age has been in the writing, I have profited from the advice and aid of numerous friends in Spain, France, Italy, England, the United States, and Mexico. The tribute of an alphabetical list by no means discharges my debt of gratitude. But as a preliminary token, I have set down the names of some of my principal benefactors in the next paragraph.

Sr. Fernando Aguilar Escrich, formerly an agent of Viajes Marsans in Seville; D. Norberto Almandoz, distinguished chapelmaster of the Seville Cathedral; Dr. H. K. Andrews, organist and master of the choristers at New College, Oxford; Monsignor Higinio Anglés, world-renowned head of the Pontifical School of Sacred Music and of the Spanish Institute of Musicology; Sr. Jesús Bal y Gay, chief of the musicological section in the Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City; Robert D. Barton, former U.S. cultural attaché at Madrid; Dr.Gilbert Chase, U.S. Cultural Affairs Officer at Brussels, author of The Music of Spain and of numerous other indispensable books and articles; R.Thurston Dart, fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge, author of The Interpretation of Music and of other penetrating studies; Exmos. Sres. Duques de Medinaceli, with whose kind permission the finest privately owned Spanish musical collection in existence was explored during the spring of 1952; Dr.Charles W. Fox, editor of the Journal of the American Musicological Society; P.Nicolás García of Ávila and of Rome; D. Julián García Blanco, gracious and knowing chapelmaster of the Valladolid Cathedral; D. Juan Miguel García Pérez, canon-archivist at Seville, brilliant scholar, and friend-extraordinary; D. Santiago González Álvarez, canon-archivist at Toledo and generous patron of historical studies; Sr. Francisco Guerrero of the Biblioteca Colombina at Seville; D.Ferreol Hernández , chantre at Ávila, author of a stimulating book on Santa Teresa and of a definitive study of Victoria's Ávila connections; Professor Macario Santiago Kastner, collaborator in the Spanish Institute, sympathetic friend, and discerning scholar; Dr. Adele Kibre, fellow at the Archivo de Indias in . . .

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