May 31, 1954 (1954-06-01) (aged 84) Macuto, Venezuela
Writing Alma Llanera
Pedro Elías Gutiérrez (1870–1954) was a Venezuelanmusician who is mainly remembered by the joropo song Alma Llanera, whose music he composed. The song, whose lyrics were written by Rafael Bolivar Coronado, is regarded as the unofficial second National Anthem of Venezuela. Gutiérrez also led the Orquesta Caraqueña, directed the Caracas Martial Band (Banda Marcial Caracas) from 1903 to 1946, and wrote several other zarzuelas, including Percance en Macuto and Un Gallero como Pocos. He died in Macuto, Vargas.