José de Orejón y Aparicio

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José de Orejón y Aparicio (* around 1705 in Huacho , † May 1765 in Lima ) was a Peruvian composer .


Orejón was a student of Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco . From 1742 to 1760 he was organist, then as successor to his teacher Roque Ceruti Kapellmeister at the Cathedral of Lima .

He composed masses, passion music and choral works, including the Pasión del Viernes Santo and a Pasión según San Juan , the Cantata ¡Ah, del gozo! , the soprano aria Mariposa de sus rayos , the Aria al Santisimo Sacramento and the Contrapunto a la Conseptión de Nuestra Senora . His works are kept in the archives of the Archdiocese of Lima and the Cathedral of Sucre .

As early as 1736, Don Pedro Bermúdez de la Torre equated his compositions with those of Andrés Lorentes and Sebastián Durón . In an obituary in the Mercurio Peruano , his student Toribio José del Campo y Pando wrote that up to Domènech Terradellas and Giovanni Pergolesi there was no one who could be compared with Orejón.


  • Alfred Baumgartner: Propylaea World of Music - The Composers - A lexicon in five volumes . tape 4 . Propylaen Verlag, Berlin 1989, ISBN 3-549-07830-7 , pp. 203-204 .