Andrino Vargas, Jose Escolastico 1817-14.jul.1862 Guatemala, Guatemala City - El Salvador, San Salvador
violinist, organist, choirmaster, received his first lessons in violin and music theory from his brother Maximo, then continued his studies with Eulalio Samayoa, 1835-1843 violinist at Teatro Tacon in Cuba, 1843 returned to Guatemala, 1845 moved to San Salvador where he founded the first orchestra and the first music school and was choirmaster at the cathedral, he gave regular concerts with the Seccion Filarmonica, journalist, critic and contributor for the journals La Gaceta de El Salvador, El Rol, El Siglo and La Union, later he held important positions in the public administration of San Salvador, 1849 as councilor and mayor, 1858 as governor, until death as member of the government boasting to the military rank of lieutenant colonel ; grandson of Jose ; son of violinist Valentin Andrino and Maria Vargas ; brother of Maximo, Leandro and Pantaleon ; 14.may.1846 in San Salvador he married Gertrudis Lara

Title Parts

[] Recuerdos del hogar
[] Ave Maria. 2 Sopranos, alto, bass, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 violins and bc
[] Miserere. Soprano, alto, bass, 2 horns, 2 violins and bc
[] Misa de requiem in E flat. 2 Voices, 2 trumpets, 2 violins and bc
[] La Bella Mora. Opera
based on the novel El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra
credited as the very first Central American opera

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