Catalan Mateo Flecha the Elder (1481–1553) is best known for his ensaladas , a musical genre that was popular in the sixteenth-century on the Iberian Peninsula. Ensaladas are poetic compositions sung in four or five voices alternating homophonic passages with polyphonic ones. The lyrics are a mixture of refrains from popular songs and biblical verse along with the composer's original lines; they often include regional dialects and foreign words in a humorous, nonsensical way. Mateo Flecha composed eleven ensaladas , which were assembled and published by his nephew, F. Mateo Flecha the Younger in Prague, 1581. The original manuscript is held in the Library of Orfeó Català at the Palau de la Música Catalana.