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Francisco Andrevi y Castellar
1786 - 1853
F. Andrevi y Castellar
Francisco Andrevi y Castellar (07/11/1786 - 23/11/1853), a Spanish prominent Spanish choirmaster and composer of Italian parentage (born in Sanahuja (Lerida). 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.
Source:Grove's dictionary of music and musicians
Office & Missa pro defunctis
Period:Early Romanticism
Composed in:1834
Musical form:officium&mass
Text/libretto:daily prayers, psalms, hymns, lectures, etc. + Latin mass
In memory of:Ferdinand VII
Andrevi wrote a requiem in memory of Ferdinand VII (1834).
Source:Riemann Musik Lexicon
The Spanish composer Francisco Andreví y Castellar wrote one Office and mass for the dead, which remained in manuscript.
Contributor:Tassos Dimitriadis
Important requiem composers in the 19th century include Aiblinger, Andrevi y Castellar, Bochsa, Van Bree, Canetti, Catelani, Coccia, Fétis, Goss, Gounod, Habert, Mabellini, Meyerbeer, Neukomm, Pacini, Reinecke, Reissinger and Rheinberger.
Author:James W. Pruett
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Ferdinand VII