Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde


Spanish bassoon player and composer born somewhere in Spain between 1580 and 1590. After receiving his musical instruction and entering the Order of Saint Agustine, he moved to Center Europe where, from 1628 to 1630, he was a bassoon player of the Chapel of the Archduke Leopold, located in Innsbruck. Later he remained for some years in Venice, and after that, he worked for other princely courts. He died some time after 1638, probably in Austria or Poland. His only known works are contained in the book known as the Primo Libro Canzoni, Fantasie et Correnti da suonar a 1, 2, 3, 4 voci con Basso Continuo, published in 1638 in Venice and dedicated to the Prince John Charles of Poland and Sweden. The work is formed by five cuaderns or particelas.

VIIH: Music in Iberia, New Spain and Colonial America