Some thirty of Juan de Anchieta's compositions survive, among them two complete Masses, two Magnificats, a Salve Regina, four attributed Passion settings, with other sacred works and four compositions with Spanish texts. The two Masses and many motets which survived, show extensive use of plainsong and much chordal writing. He was among the leading Spanish composers of his generation, writing music for the ample resources of the court chapel of the Catholic Monarchs. Anchieta might be the author of the motetEpitaphion Alexandri Agricolae symphonistae regis Castiliae (published in 1538), which contains important details of the Agricola's biography.
JUAN DE ANCHIETA: escultor del Renacimiento by García Gainza, María Concepción, Univ. Professor. ISBN 978-84-935054-4-8. Madrid: Fundación de Apoyo a la Historia del Arte Hispano, (2008). 30 cm., hardcover, 245pp. text and oeuvre catalogue with numerous color plates.