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Joan Cererols
1618 - 1676
Spain
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J. Cererols
Joan (Juan) Cererols (09/09/1618 - 27/08/1676), a Spanish composer, from Martorell. He was admitted as novice in the Montserrat Monastery at the age of 18, and he remained there until his death in 1676. Cererols was disciple of Marques and received the appointment of Chapel Master of the abbey. Due to this fact, he composed numerous works of religious music, especially poliphony. The fame of his music spread beyond the walls of the celebrated monastery. This is the case of the Battle Mass, for three choirs, or the Requiem Mass for 7 voices, although his sacred catalogue is very complete. Besides, he is the first known composer that uses, in his "Ay qué dolor," the theme that Bach later employs in the initial chorus of his Saint Matthew Passion.
Missa pro defunctis
Period:Baroque
Composed in:1651
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:ca.57'
Label(s):Astrée ES 9924
Astrée CD E 8704
EMI CDM 7692802
Accent ACC 94106 D
This requiem is for seven voices.
Cererols was born in Martorell in 1618. He was admited as novice in the Montserrat Monastery at the age of 18, and he remained there until his death in 1676. Cererols was disciple of Marques and received the appointment of Chapel Master of the abbey. Due to this fact, he composed numerous works of religious music, especially poliphony. The fame of his music spread beyond the walls of the celebrated monastery. This is the case of the Battle Mass, for three choirs, or the Requiem Mass for 7 voices, although his sacred catalogue is very complete. Besides, he is the first known composer that uses, in his "Ay qué dolor," the theme that Bach later employs in the initial chorus of his Saint Matthew Passion.
His requiem contains:
- Introitus
- Kyrie
- Graduale
- Sequentia
- Offertorium
- Sanctus
- Hei mihi
- Agnus Dei
- Communio
- Libera me
Missa pro defunctis
Period:Baroque
Composed in:1680
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
This requiem is for four voices.
Source:The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians
Later in the 17th century numerous requiem settings, many in concertato style, were produced by composers including G.B. Bassani, G.A. Bernabei, Antonio Bertali (eight settings), Biber, Giovanni Cavaccio, Cavalli, Cazzati, Joan Cererols, G.P. Colonna, P.A. Fiocco (three settings), Santino Girelli, J.K. Heller, J.C. Kerll (two settings), A.V. Michna, Marcin Mielczewski, Alessandro Scarlatti, Johann Stadlmayer, Christoph Straus (two settings) and Viadana.
Author:Steven Chang-Lin Yu