Pablo Nassarre

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Front cover of:Escuela Música según la práctica moderna

Pablo Nassarre (or Nasarre;[1] 1650–1730) was a Spanish priest, organist, and Baroque composer. His work, Escuela Música según la práctica moderna, made him an important theorist of the Baroque era.


Nassarre was born blind in Alagón, Zaragoza, in 1650. He moved to Daroca to be taught by Pablo Bruna, also a blind composer. At age 22, Nassarre became a Franciscan and joined the Royal Convent of San Francisco in Zaragoza, where he was the organist until his death.

He also opened a school of harmony and counterpoint, where José de Torres and Joaquín Martínez de la Roca were his students.



  • Escuela Música según la práctica moderna (1723 - 1724)
  • Fragmentos músicos (1683)

Surviving compositions[edit]

  • Arde en incendio de amor - A carol written in 1685.
  • Three toccatas for organ


  1. ^ Almonte Howell & Juan José Carreras. "Nassarre, Pablo". In Deane L. Root. Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. (subscription required)


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