The collection consists of multiple
musical works composed by Catalan composer and conductor Celestí Sadurní in the late 19th
and early 20th century. The works, which were mostly unpublished, are handwritten either by
Sadurní or a copyist and most are autographed and dated. Compositions in the collection
include zarzuela operas, a ballet, a piano score, a religious march, and a number of short
Celestí Sadurní i Gurguí (1863-1910) was a Catalan composer and conductor who studied at
the Conservatori del Liceu, and worked as a professor for various music schools in
Barcelona, Spain during the 1880s. In 1886 he established the Municipal Orchestra and
Municipal Music School of Barcelona with fellow composer Josep Rodoreda. In 1887 he became
the assistant conductor of the Municipal Orchestra, and its director in 1897. In addition to
the orchestra, Sadurní conducted a number of choral groups, operas, and other groups in
Spain and France. Sadurní also composed a number of works, both religious and secular,
although most of his works were unpublished.
4.21 linear feet
Material is in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
The collection is open for research.