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José de Nebra (1702-1768) - Lamentions for Holy Thursday (1753)
217 pages. ISMN 979-0-805412-53-5 (PDF)
Also available in paperback edition
José de Nebra was born in Calatayud in 1702. At the age of 17 he was already working in Madrid as organist at the Monastery of the Descalzas Reales. In the 1720s he began to compose for Madrid's public theaters, quickly becoming one of the most famous composers in the Court. In 1724 he was appointed organist of the Royal Chapel and Vicemaster in 1751. From 1761 he was harpsichord teacher of the infant Don Gabriel de Borbón. José de Nebra died in Madrid in 1768.
The works edited in this volume are dated 1753 and they belong to a complete series of Lamentations for the Holy Week, together with the lamentations for the Holy Wednesday (1752) and the lamentations for the Holy Friday (1754).
- Lamentación primera del Jueves Santo. SATB-SATB; 2 ob, 2 French horns, 2 vl, vla, bc.
- Lamentación segunda del Jueves Santo. ST; 2fl, 2 vl, vla, bc.
- Lamentación tercera del Jueves Santo. T-SATB; 2 ob, 2 vl, vla, bc.