Skraup, Johann Nepomuk



Brother of Franz Skraup. Johann became choirmaster at the Kreuzherrenkirche at Prague in 1838, and later second chapelmaster at the subsidized theatre in that city. In 1845 he was director of the choir of the Cathedral of St. Viets, and the following year a teacher in the Theological College. He died in Prague. He wrote several operas; many sacred works, including a mass, requiem, and Te Deum; and was the author of a method on singing and a book of sacred music. Skraup's best known works were the operas, La Fiancee du Gnome; Svedove; Vineta; a hymn composed in honor of Pope Pius IX.; and a number of German and Czech songs.