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Pablo Bruna (Composer)

Born: 22nd June 1611, Daroca, Spain

Died: 27th June 1679, Daroca, Spain

Nationality: Spanish

Pablo Bruna was a Spanish composer and organist notable for his blindness (suffered after a childhood bout of smallpox), which resulted in his being known as "El ciego de Daroca" ("the blind man of Daroca"). It is not known how Bruna received his musical training, but in 1631 he was appointed organist of the collegiate church of St. María in his hometown of Daroca, later rising to choirmaster in 1674. He remained there until his death in 1679.

Thirty-two of Bruna's organ works have survived, mostly in the tiento form.

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