Navarro, Juan, Spanish-born Mexican composer; b. Cadiz, c. 1550; d. c. 1610. He served as a Franciscan priest, confessor, and choir singer in Michoacán, Mexico. Navarro publ. a collection of Passion settings and Lamentations (Mexico City, 1604), the earliest vol. of music to be composed and publ. in Mexico.
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