Padre Antonio Soler

Antonio Soler (1729-83) was a monk of Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and also the choir master. He composed much church music, mainly for choir, and for the Royal Court.

Antonio Soler (1729-83) was a monk of Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial and also the choir master. He composed much church music, mainly for choir, and for the Royal Court, because El Escorial was also a Royal Palace. Some Masses, two Miseseres, quintets for organ and strings, duets for organs, are his main works.

Soler is estimated to have composed more than 200 keyboard sonatas, of which about 120 plus are known; six quintets for strings and keyboard; a considerable number of liturgical compositions; a number of villancicos; six conciertos for two organs (or other keyboard instruments).

Compositions by Padre Antonio Soler appear on

The Convict Harpsichordist

Composer

John Grant, frustrated in love, shot a London lawyer in the buttock and was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey. Granted a reprieve, he arrived at Sydney Cove in 1804, bringing with him Australia's first harpsichord. But what music did he play? Harpsichordist Elizabeth Anderson answers the question.

Organ at the Opera

Composer

One of Move's all-time best sellers! Sydney City organist Robert Ampt and Amy Johansen perform a program of popular organ duets on the famous Sydney Opera House organ.

Fandango

Composer

Flamboyant Spanish harpsichord music performed by harpsichordist Elizabeth Anderson; with Douglas Lawrence, organ.