«Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (c. 1590-1664) was a composer of New Spain (now called Mexico). He was born in Málaga, Spain but moved to Puebla, Mexico in 1620 to compose music in the new world. Padilla is one of the more important composers represented in the manuscripts at Puebla, Mexico and the Hackenberry collection in Chicago, Illinois. He worked at Puebla de Los Angeles, Mexico, which in Baroque times was a bigger religious center than Mexico City itself. He was appointed maestro de capella of Puebla Cathedral in 1628.


His music is primarily sacred motets, often for double choir, in the Renaissance style. It often includes accompaniments for organ or various stringed instruments.