FRANCISCO DE PERAZA (1564 - 1598)
A member of a family of musicians, Francisco de Peraza won the position of organist at Seville Cathedral in 1584, showing astonishing skill in the competition for the place. He continued there until his death.
The vast majority of Peraza’s many compositions have not survived. A Medio registro alto and the oldest surviving example of the Spanish tiento have been ascribed to him, although both attributions have been disputed.