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Andreví y Castellar,Francisco

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Andreví y Castellar, Francisco, prominent Spanish choirmaster and composer; b. Sanahuja, Nov. 7, 1786; d. Barcelona, Nov. 23, 1853. He was a choirboy at Urgel Cathedral, where he commenced his musical training, and then went to Barcelona to study with Juan Quintana (organ) and Francisco Queralt (composition). He was choirmaster at Segorbe Cathedral (1808–14), at S. Maria del Mar in Barcelona (1814–19), at Valencia Cathedral (1819–30), and at Seville Cathedral (1830–31). In 1831 he became choirmaster of the royal chapel in Madrid, but was removed for political reasons in 1836. He then went to France, where he was maître de chapelle at Bordeaux Cathedral (1839–45). Returning to Barcelona, he was choirmaster of the parish church of La Merced from 1850 until his death. He publ. Tratado teórico practico de armonia y composición (Barcelona, 1848; French tr., 1848). His works include the oratorios La dulzura de la virtud (Barcelona, c. 1818) and El juicio universal (Valencia, 1822), many masses, 3 Stabat mater, a Te Deum, Lamentations, and Psalms.

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