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Joan Cererols (Composer)

Born: 9th September 1618, Martorell, Spain

Died: 27th July 1676, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Spain

Nationality: Catalan

Joan Cererols was a Catalan musician and Benedictine monk. His musical production includes a Requiem (or Missa pro defunctis) composed in the mid-seventeenth century during the great plague which ravaged Barcelona, and a Missa de Batalla (Battle Mass) which celebrates the conquest of the Kingdom of Naples.

Cererols was born in Martorell. He entered the choir school Escolania de Montserrat around 1626. Cererols took his first steps in music under the direction of Father Joan Marc, a famous organist.

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