Francés de Iribarren Juan

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Francés de Iribarren Juan

Francés de Iribarren, Juan, Spanish organist

and composer; b. Sangiiessa, Navarre, 1698; d. Malaga, Sept. 2, 1767. He became organist at Salamanca Cathedral in 1717, serving as its asst. maestro de capilla (1732–33) and titular maestro (1733–66). He was a notable composer of villancicos, of which he wrote some 500.

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