- Missarum ... liber primus (Salamanca: Taberniel, 1608). [collection of 8 masses along with two antiphon settings]
- Motecta festorum et dominicarum cum communi sanctorum, IV, V, VI, et VIII vocibus concinnanda (Salamanca: Taberniel, 1608) [collection of motets for the entire church year]
- Psalmorum, hymnorum, magnificarum et b. Mariæ quatuor antiphonarum de tempore, necnon et missarum tomus secundus (Salamanca: Francisco de Cea Tesa, 1613) [large collection in one book -- includes his 2nd book of masses, settings of psalms and hymns for Vespers and Compline, and some miscellaneous liturgical pieces]
- **A third publication from 1623, containing psalms, motets, and instrumental arrangements has not yet been located. I discovered its existence in a history of the Ciudad Rodrigo Cathedral manuscript.
Juan Esquivel was born and educated in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain. His primary teacher was Juan Navarro (ca. 1530-80), but his style shows influence of Morales and Guerrero. Esquivel served as maestro de capilla in the Spanish cities of Oviedo and Calahorra before returning to Ciudad Rodrigo to serve that cathedral. There is evidence that the prestigious cathedral of Burgos sought his services, but he never auditioned for the position. He was one of the most published Spanish composers of the early 17th century. His music reveals a preference for experimentation with non-cadential chromaticism and unconventional voice leading.