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Blas Perera

Blas Parera Moret (3 February 1776 – 7 January 1840) was a Spanish music composer and teacher. He lived his part of his life in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He was born in Murcia, Spain to two Catalan parents. In 1797, he moved to Buenos Aires where he contributed in the defense of the port of Buenos Aires during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata. He composed the Marcha Patriotica, which became the Argentine National Anthem, together with songwriter Vicente López y Planes in 1813. He also was a organist in the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Church of St. Ignatius, and the Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy.

On October 14, 1809 Parera married Facunda del Rey, a fifteen-year-old orphan who was a student of his. Before their marriage, she had lived in the Home of the Founding Children orphanage, where she sang in the choir. The two were married in the church of San Nicolás de Bari.

He died in poverty in Mataró, Spain on 7 January 1840. He also lived during the romantic period of arts.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 3, 1776 (Murcia), Died January 7, 1840 (Mataró)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1903 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-60 7-in. 6/8/1903 National hymn of Argentine Republic Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-60 10-in. 6/8/1903 National hymn of Argentine Republic Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1839 10-in. 10/26/1904 National hymn of Argentine Republic Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-2714 10-in. 8/4/1905 National hymn of Argentine Republic Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor C-3722 12-in. 8/3/1906 Himno nacional argentino Alfredo Eusebio de Gobbi ; Flora Rodríguez de Gobbi Female-male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor A-776 [Latin America 'A-' series] 12-in. 4/1/1910 Himno nacional argentino Juan Aldea ; E. Gil Quesada Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor A-786 [Latin America 'A-' series] 12-in. 4/2/1910 Himno nacional argentino Orquesta de la Sociedad Orquestal Orchestra composer  
Victor BAVE-794 10-in. spring 1926 Himno nacional argentino Luis Calusio ; Orquesta del Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-039657 10-in. before 3/26/1941 Himno nacional argentino Banda Argentina Victor Band composer  
Columbia 55444 10-in. December 1909 or January 1910 Himno nacional argentino Banda de la Policía de Buenos Aires Band composer  
Columbia 56002 10-in. December 1909 or January 1910 Himno nacional argentino Banda de la Policía de Buenos Aires Band composer  
Columbia 56005 10-in. December 1909 or January 1910 Himno nacional argentino Los Gobbi Vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 57137 10-in. 1912 Himno nacional argentino Coro Escolar Chorus composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Parera, Blas," accessed May 25, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107388.

Parera, Blas. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 25, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107388.

"Parera, Blas." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 25 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107388

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