Sebastián Durón

(1660 - 1716)

Spanish composer. Organ pupil of de Sola, whom he served as assistant at Zaragoza in 1679; named second organist at Seville Cathedral in 1680; became organist at Burgo de Osma Cathedral in 1685, moving to Palencia Cathedral in the following year. Succeeded Sanz as Capilla real organist at Madrid in 1691, becoming maestro de capilla and choir school rector in 1702. Exiled in 1706 as a result of the War of the Spanish Succession, he lived mainly in France for the rest of his life. His considerable output includes zarzuelas and operas, songs, sacred and secular villancicos, church music, and organ works.

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