Cuellar y Altarriba, Ramón Felix

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Cuellar y Altarriba, Ramón Felix

Cuellar y Altarriba, Ramón Felix , Spanish organist and composer; b. Saragossa, Sept. 20, 1777; d. Santiago de Compostela, Jan. 7, 1833. He was a chorister at the church of La Seo in Saragossa, where he received instruction from its maestro de capilla, Francisco Javier Garcia, and whom he succeeded in that position in 1812. From 1815 he also was an honorary musician in the royal household. In 1817 he became maestro de capilla at Oviedo Cathedral, but his espousal of political liberalism forced him to flee to Madrid in 1823. He then lived in destitution until securing the position of first organist at the basilica of Santiago de Compostela in 1828. His output included many fine sacred vocal works, among them 16 masses, and several instrumental pieces.


J. La Puente y Vilanua, Biografica del presbitero Don R.F. C. y A. (Oviedo, 1854).

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