Alfredo Javaloyes López

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Alfredo Javaloyes López
Alfredo Javaloyes.jpg
Portrait of Alfredo Javaloyeso López
Background information
Born(1865-03-22)March 22, 1865 -->
Elche, Province of Alicante, Spain
OriginElx (Elche) (Valencian Community, Spain)[1]
DiedFebruary 18, 1944(1944-02-18) (aged 78)
GenresMilitary march
Occupation(s)Music Director
Associated actsFabio Campano, Felip Pedrell

Alfredo Javaloyes López (March 22, 1865 - February 18, 1944 ) was a Spanish musician. His best known work is the military march El Abanico ("The Fan"), composed in the year 1910.

Javaloyes Lopez was born in 1865 in the town of Elche, Province of Alicante, Spain. The street where he was born now bears his name. He studied music in Barcelona in 1880 with the composers Fabio Campano and Felip Pedrell. A streetcar accident crippled his left hand, ending his performing career. With the support of Pedrell, he studied to become a military music director. In 1901, he became Music Director to the Sevilla Regiment 33 in Cartagena. He remained in that city until 1918, when he became director of Música del Batallón de Cazadores of Barbastro. When he retired from military life, he returned to his hometown of Elche, where he served as Director of the Municipal Band. before his death in 1944.[2]


  1. ^ Elx is in the Valencian Community
  2. ^ "Alfredo Javaloyes López". (in Spanish). Patrimonio Musical. Retrieved 19 December 2011.