López-Calo, José

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López-Calo, José

López-Calo, José, learned Spanish Jesuit priest and music scholar; b. Nebra, La Coruna, Feb. 4, 1922. After graduating with degrees in philosophy and theology from the univs. of Comillas and Granada, he studied church music at the Madrid H.S. of Sacred Music and took his doctorate in musicology under Anglés at the Rome Pontifical Inst. for Sacred Music (1962, with the diss. La mùsica en la catedral de Granada; publ. in Granada, 1963). He served as asst. to Anglés (1964–65), then was prof. of musicology at the Pontifical Inst. for Sacred Music (1965–70). He also was musical adviser for the Vatican Radio (1962–70) and general secretary of the International Soc. for Church Music (1964–70). In 1970 he returned to Spain to pursue research in Spanish cathedral archives. In 1973 he became prof. of music history at the Univ. of Santiago de Compostela, and was made prof. emeritus upon his retirement in 1988. His valuable research is reflected in his cataloging of musical archives and in the gathering of an immense collection of firsthand documentation on music history. His personal library of over 15,000 vols, includes many manuscripts of Spanish musical interest, incunabula, and rare old editions from the 16th to the 19th centuries, many of his are unica.


Canti sacri per la Santa Messa (Rome, 1965; second ed., 1967); Presente y futuro de la mùsica sagrada (Madrid, 1967; Italian tr Rome, 1968); Catàlogo musical del archivo de la santa iglesia catedral de Santiago (Cuenca, 1972; second ed., rev., 1992–93); Hygini Angles Scripta musicologica (3 vols., Rome, 1976); Catálogo del archivo de música de la catedral de Ávila (Santiago de Compostela, 1978); Francisco Valls: Missa Scala Aretina (London, 1978); Esencia de la música sagrada (La Coruna, 1980); La música en la catedral de Valencia (2 vols., Palencia, 1981); La música medieval en Galicia (La Coruna, 1982); Indices de la revista Tesoro Sacro Musical (Madrid, 1983); Historia de la música espanola en el sigio XVII (Madrid, 1983); The Symphony in Spain: 3 Symphonies by José Pons (N.Y., 1983); La música en la catedral de Zamora (Zamora, 1985); Las sonatas de Beethoven para piano (Santiago de Compostela, 1985); Melchor Lopez: Misa de Requiem (Santiago de Compostela, 1987); La música en la catedral de Segovia (2 vols., Segovia, 1988); Catálogo del archivo de música de la catedral de Santo Domingo de La Calzada (Logrono, 1988); Documentario musical de la catedral de Segovia (Santiago de Compostela, 1990); Catálogo del archivo de música de la catedral de Granada (3 vols., Granada, 1991); La música en la catedral de Calahorra (Logrono, 1991); Obras musicales de Juan Montes (8 vols., Santiago de Compostela, 1991); La música en la catedral de Santiago (12 vols., La Coruna, 1992 et seq.); Catálogo del archivo de música de la copiila réal de Granada (Granada, 1993); La música en la catedral de Burgos (12 vols., Burgos, 1995).


E. Casares and C. Villanueva, De música hispana et aliis: Miscelânea en honor al Prof. Dr. J. L.-C, S.J., en su 65a cum-pleaos (2 vols., Santiago de Compostela, 1990).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire