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Luys de Narváez


Vihuela music from Seys libros del DelphŪn (Valladolid, 1538) transcribed for guitar


Luys de NarvŠez, born in Granada around 1500, was employed at an early age by Francisco de los Cobos y Molina, who became secretary of state to Charles V and comendador of several provinces of Spain. NarvŠez accompanied the Regent Felipe (the later Philip II) on voyages to Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands, coming into contact with some of the most famous musicians of the time. At home, Nicolas Gombert and Antonio de Cabezůn were among his colleagues at the Spanish court. In the latter part of his life NarvŠez was choirmaster of the royal chapel. He died probably around 1550.


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