Monday, December 24, 2012

Reyes, Jose

National Anthem of Dominican Republic * Music composed by Jose Rufino Reyes, Lyrics by Emilio Prud'Homme * Jose Rufino Reyes(1835-1905), Dominican composer and bandleader. He was a self-taught musician, he learned to play several instrument and excelled at the cello. He served as director of the 1st Regiment Military Band. He composed church music, dance pieces, and a patriotic march which became the national anthem of Dominican Republic.

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