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Amaury Veray-Torregrosa
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1922
Puerto Rico, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1995
Puerto Rico, USA

Amaury Veray Torregrosa was born in the town of Yauco, Puerto Rico. He studied music with Olimpia Morel and Emilio Bacó Pasarell. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puerto Rico in 1943, and also received a Bacchelor of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1949, where he specialized in musical theory. He was professor of music at Ponce High School, and choir director of the Ponce Catholic University.

In 1956 he studied composition at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, thanks to a Pablo Casals Scholarship granted to him by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. Upon his return to Puerto Rico, he founded the National Archives of Music. He was professor of Theory and Composition and History of Music at Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, where he was also head of the Department of Theory and Composition. His first musical compositions were "Canción de Cuna" and "Estampa Fúnebre," composed when he was 16 years of age. His musical production includes works for orchestra, chamber groups, piano, voice and piano, ballets, and music for cinema and theater. One of his best known works is "Villancico Yaucano." Amaury Veray was also music critic for several journals, and published essays on pianist Elisa Tavárez (1958) and composer Manuel Gregorio Tavárez (1960). He was a fouonder, along with composers Héctor Campos Parsi and Jack Delano, of the Puerto Rican Musical Nationalism movement.

 
 
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Cementerio Viejo de Yauco
Yauco
Yauco Municipality
Puerto Rico, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 06, 2005
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