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Diego Pontac, later in life Diego de Pontac (Loarre, 1603-Madrid, 1654) was a Spanish composer. He began his career as a pupil at Saragossa Cathedral,[1][2] and ended his career at the Court of Madrid as teniente de maestro (deputy master) of the Royal Chapel of Philip IV of Spain.[3]

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  1. ^ José Parada y Barreto Diccionario técnio: histórico y biográfico de la música 1867- Page 164 "En el curso de este siglo se distinguieron como compositores de gran mérito Diego Pontac, Cárlos Patiño, Juan Garcia Salazar, Teodoro Ortells, Francisco Melchor de Montemayor y Sebastian Duron."
  2. ^ Inter-American Music Review -Robert Murrell Stevenson - 1991 Volume 12 - Page 48 "His most famous-to-be pupil at Saragossa was Diego Pontac (1603-1654). On January 11, 1612, the Barcelona Cathedral chapter voted to call him from Saragossa at 30 lliures higher salary than what was paid his predecessor."
  3. ^ Rudolf Rasch The circulation of music in Europe 1600-1900: 2008 Page 10 "First, there is the case of the maestro Diego de Pontac (1603-1654) who by finishing his career at the Court of Madrid as teniente de maestro (Deputy Master) of the Royal Chapel of Philip IV is paradigmatic for the great mobility of Spanish ..."