Joseph Borremans

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Joseph Borremans (Brussels, November 25, 1775 - Brussels, May 15, 1858) was a composer, organist and conductor in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.

In Brussels, he was Kapellmeister at the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (until 1835?),[1] organist of the Saint Nicholas' Church and second conductor of the Theatre of the Mint where, amongst others, the next works were performed:

  • Klapperman ou le Crieur de nuit d'Amsterdam, Opéra comique in one act performed on October 31, 1804;
  • La Femme impromptue, Opera buffa performed in 1808;
  • Offrande à Vlujmen, scène lyrique performed on October 31, 1816.

As an organist, he was noted for his improvisational abilities. As a religious composer, he wrote Masses, Te Deum’s, motets, etc. with orchestral accompaniment.

The composer Charles Borremans was his eldest brother.[2]


  1. ^ Muziekhandschriften van Sint-Goedele. Tentoonstelling georganiseerd door de Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Afdeling Muziek, van 7 februari tot 5 maart 1997, exhibition catalogue, Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, 1997, p. 27.
  2. ^ François - Joseph Fétis & Arthur Pougin, Biographie universelle des musiciens et de la musique bibliographie générale. Supplément et complément, Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1878.