Juan de Araujo (1646–1712) was a musician and composer of the Early to Mid Baroque.[1]

Araujo was first chapelmaster at Lima Cathedral, Peru
Araujo's second appointment at the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, in Cusco, Peru

Araujo was born in Villafranca, Spain. By 1670 he was nominated maestro di cappella of Lima Cathedral, Peru. In the following years he travelled to Panama and most probably to Guatemala. On his return to Peru, he was hired as maestro de capilla of Cuzco Cathedral, and in 1680 of Sucre Cathedral (then the Cathedral of La Plata) in Upper Peru (now in Bolivia), where he stayed until his death, and where he trained up to four notable música criolla composers including Blas Tardío de Guzmán.

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  1. ^ www.goldbergweb.com https://web.archive.org/web/20080511170156/http://www.goldbergweb.com/en/history/composers/10219.php. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Tess Knighton, Álvaro Torrente -Devotional music in the Iberian world, 1450-1800: 2007 - "During his long tenure (1680- 1712) as chapelmaster at La Plata cathedral, Juan de Araujo wrote a Jácara a 8 for Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Al arma, al arma valientes

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