Ponce, Manuel

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Ponce, Manuel Gender: M
Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar
born on 8 December 1882 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Fresnillo, Mexico, 23n10, 102w53
Timezone LMT m102w53 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°06' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°23 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 05°12'

Manuel Ponce (bust by Andrés Peraza)
photo: Miguel Peraza Menéndez, license cc-by-2.0


Mexican composer active in the 20th century. His work as a composer, music educator and scholar of Mexican music connected the concert scene with a usually forgotten tradition of popular song and Mexican folklore. Many of his compositions are strongly influenced by the harmonies and form of traditional songs. He died on 24 April 1948.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Nuestra musica, Issues 5-6" (Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, 1950), p. 198: "1882. Dic. 12.— Fué bautizado en la Iglesia Parroquial de Fresnillo, Zac. el niño Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar, nacido a las 11 de la noche del 8 de ese mes. (Libro número 10 de bautizos de hijos legítimos, folio 63, partida 249)." Translation: On 12 Dec. 1882 was baptized in the Church of Fresnillo, Zac., Manuel María Ponce Cuéllar, born at 11 at night on the 8th of that month. (Book No. 10 baptisms of legitimate children, page 63, item 249).

Castellanos quotes birth certificate for same data.

Scholfield also quotes from "Music Since 1900" by Nicolas Slonimsky (1994), p. 537: "Ponce gave his date of birth as 8 December 1886, but he was in fact born at 11:45 PM on 8 December 1882, and baptized on 12 December 1882."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger