José Marín (composer)

José Marín (ca. 1619–1699) was a Spanish Baroque harpist, guitarist and composer noted for his secular songs, tonos humanos.

In 1644 he entered the Royal Convent of La Encarnación in Madrid as a tenor.[1] He was a priest and cantor of the capilla real under Felipe IV and Carlos II.[2] His career was marked by scandals and murder.[3] He was sentenced to prison but escaped to regain respectability.[4]


Website: Songs

  • Corazon que en prision possibly refers to his own imprisonment.

Theatre music

Selected discographyEdit


  1. ^ John H. Baron, Daniel L. Heiple Spanish art song in the seventeenth century 1985 - Page x
  2. ^ Kurt Reichenberger, Ignacio Arellano Calderón 2000: homenaje a Kurt Reichenberger en su 80 cumpleaños 2002 Page 248
  3. ^ Javier Huerta Calvo, Harm den Boer, El Teatro español a fines del siglo XVII 1989 Page 413
  4. ^ Chase G. The Music of Spain 1959 Page 103