Ruperto Chapí

Ruperto Chapí Sheet Music

  • Born
    27th March 1851
  • Died
    25th March 1909
  • Birthplace
    Villena, Spain

Ruperto Chapí y Lorente was a Spanish composer, and co-founder of the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores. Chapí was born at Villena, the son of a Valencian barber. He trained in his home town and in Madrid. He wrote a large number of symphonic, band, choral and chamber works, as well as zarzuelas and operas, becoming, alongside Tomás Bretón, a fellow pupil of Emilio Arrieta at the Madrid Conservatory. He was one of the most popular and important composers of his time. He wrote zarzuelas in all shapes and sizes, including the three-act zarzuela grande and the one-act género chico forms. His most celebrated work is La revoltosa, written in the latter style. Many of the preludes to his zarzuelas (including those to El tambor de granaderos and La patria chica) have remained staple items in Spanish orchestral concerts. He died in Madrid in 1909.

Title Form Instrument
La corte de Granada Fantasy Wind Ensemble
Circe Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
El puñao de rosas Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La bruja Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La revoltosa Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La tempestad Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La venta de Don Quijote Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Las hijas del Zebedeo Piano piece Piano
Piano Trio Trio Chamber group