Juan del Encina

(1468-1529 / Spain)

Juan del Encina
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Juan del Encina (born July 12, 1468 – died late 1529 or early 1530). His actual name was Juan de Fermoselle, and was one of at least 7 known children. Fermoselle was a composer, poet and playwright, often called the founder of Spanish drama.

In 1492 the poet entertained his patron with a dramatic piece, the Triunfo de la fama, written to commemorate the fall of Granada. In 1496 he published his Cancionero, a collection of dramatic and lyrical poems. He then applied for the canto post at Salamanca Cathedral, but the part was divided among three singers, including his rival Lucas Fernandez.

While working for the Duke of Alba, Encina was the program director, of which ... more »

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No Te Tardes Que Me Muero

No te tardes que me muero,
no te tardes que me muero.

Apresura tu venida
porque no pierda la vida,
que la fe no está perdida,
no te tardes que me muero.

Bien sabes que la tardança
trae gran desconfiança;
ven y cumple mi esperança,
no te tardes que me muero.

Sácame desta cadena,
que recibo muy gran pena,
pues tu tardar me condena.
no te tardes que me muero.

La primer vez que me viste
sin te vencer me venciste;
suéltame, pues me prendiste.
Carcelero, ...

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