Ortiz, Diego


Spanish contrapuntist; the date and place of his birth are unknown. He was chapelmaster at Naples in the Vice-regal Chapel of the Duke of Alva. A volume of hymns, magnificats, salves, motets, psalms, and other sacred compositions was published at Venice in 1565, and a theoretical work on instrumental music with practical examples was printed at Rome in 1553. Moore states that in Dodecachordon, Glareanus praises one of the pieces by Ortiz.