Andres de Sola - Andrés de Sola
|Andres de Sola|
|Birth|| November 30 , 1634 |
Tudela ( Spain )
|Death|| April 21 , 1696(61 years old) |
|Student of||Jusepe Ximénez|
|Occupation||Organist and composer|
It is believed that he could begin his music studies with his uncle Melchor Ximénez , organist in the church of Santa María de Tudela (Navarra), his city of birth. In 1652 there is news of him in Zaragoza, where he surely stayed with his uncle Jusepe Ximénez , the famous main organist of La Seo de Zaragoza at the time. It seems that he was in charge of the tuning and maintenance of the organ and that he received a salary for his work. The influence of his uncle allowed him, after being ordained a priest in 1644 , to become a second organist and, after his uncle's death in 1672 , a principal organist.
In 1687 Sebastián Alfonso retired as the chapel master of La Seo , and de Sola was named his successor. But, four years later Sola returns to her previous position as organist due to the protests of the singers who are not comfortable with their substitutes. During his life he received numerous offers from other cathedrals that he rejected, among them the one in Oviedo , which he considered the most appropriate of those in Spain. He died in 1696 while playing at Mass on Holy Saturday , resting his head on the keyboard.
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