Andrevi, Francesco


Distinguished composer. Born of Italian parents in Catalonia. Andrevi was a priest and was music-director in the cathedrals of various Spanish towns, finally becoming conductor of the Royal band. His last post was music-director in the Church of Our Lady of Mercy at Barcelona. His best works were an oratorio, Last Judgment; a Requiem for Ferdinand VII.; and a Stabat Mater. His theoretical work on harmony and composition was important and was translated into French.