Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (ca. 1590 – 1664) was a Spanish composer in what is modern Mexico.

He was born in Málaga, Spain but moved to Puebla, Mexico, in 1620 to compose music in the New World. At the time New Spain was a viceroyalty of Spain that included modern day Mexico, Guatemala, the Philippines and other parts of Central America and the Caribbean. 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 capilla of Puebla Cathedral in 1628.

He is to be distinguished from a younger Juan de Padilla, who was maestro de capilla at Zamora, Spain (1661-1663), and Toledo (1663-1673).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Masterpieces of Mexican Polyphony Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell 1
1993 The Essential Hyperion Various Artists 1
2000 Fire-Water: The Spirit of Renaissance Spain The King’s Singers, The Harp Consort, Andrew Lawrence-King 1
2003 New World Symphonies: Baroque Music from Latin America Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore 3 2
2003 Villancicos y Danzas Criollas de la Iberia Antigua al Nuevo Mundo 1550–1750 Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall 1
2005 Moon, Sun & All Things: Baroque Music from Latin America 2 Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore 4 2
2008 The Golden Age: Siglo de Oro The King’s Singers 1
Spain & the New World: Renaissance Music from Aragon and Mexico The Hilliard Ensemble 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Missa Mexicana The Harp Consort, Andrew Lawrence-King 1
2006 Metamorphoses Fidei Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, Jordi Savall 1
2009 Sounds Sublime The Sixteen 1
2012 The Best of the King's Singers The King’s Singers 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Oberstdorfer Musiksommer 1997 The King’s Singers 1

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