Monday, October 26, 2009

Fabian Perez Ximeno (1595-1654)

Ximeno, born in Mexico City, served as first organist at Mexico City Cathedral at the age of 47. Six years later he was made maestro de capilla following the death of Luis Coronado. While holding this position, he accepted Coronado's nephew Juan as his assistant. Ximeno was interested in polychoral works. He wrote numerous masses, three Magnificat settings, two Lenten motets, a Dixit Dominus, and a 5-part Christmas carol. Ximeno died in Mexico City, where he was born, in 1654. His successor was Francisco López Capillas.

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