Bassa, Jose 1670-1730 Spain, ? - ?, ?
Doctor probably in medicine, known mainly for his Minue discovered and arranged for chamber orchestra by the musicologist Felipe Pedrell and made a worldwide success by the arrangements of Joaquin Nin and Lukas Foss

[the given years of birth and death are possibly estimates]

Title Parts


[] Minue cantado "Si de amarilos los ojos disparan" (Menuet chante) (Minuet in song). Voice and piano. 1700/1701
Menuet from the comedia Del buen retiro
words and music Doctor Jose Bassa
transcribed for chamber orchestra by Felipe Pedrell and published in Teatro Lírico Espanol 1897

performed in a very interesting program of curiosity pieces, with explanatory notes by and under the direction of Felipe Pedrell, on the occasion of a visit by the Prince of Brunswick to the Court of Spain, at the Royal Palace in Madrid 1899

- arranged by Joaquin Nin for flute and piano in 1er Recueil des quatorze airs anciens d'auteurs espagnols, published Max Eschig, Paris 1926
- arranged by Joaquin Nin for cello and piano in Quatre commentaires, published Max Eschig, Paris 1931
- arranged for mixed choir by Lukas Foss with piano arrangement by Joaquin Nin, published Max Eschig, Paris 1942

[] Luchando va con las olas. Cuatro (dance)
music Doctor Don Jose Bassa
transcribed by Felipe Pedrell and published in Teatro Lírico Espanol 1897

[] Bailete. Armadura de sol major
from the commedia Del buen retiro
music Jose Bassa
transcribed by Felipe Pedrell and published in Teatro Lírico Espanol 1897

[] Bailete. S'hi ha afegit. Andantino
from the commedia Del buen retiro
music Doctor Jose Bassa
transcribed by Felipe Pedrell and published in Teatro Lírico Espanol 1897

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