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To the memory of Santi Riera

Translated by google translator

Statement of condolences for the death of Santi Riera Subirachs

Issued by the City Council of Sant Julià de Vilatorta

On this date, Santi Riera Subirachs, the gold standard of the municipality, has died. A whole life dedicated to teaching music, with a great contribution to the musical heritage of the town and with a long relationship with the Caramelles del Roser.On this date, Santi Riera Subirachs, the gold standard of the municipality, has died. A whole life dedicated to teaching music, with a great contribution to the musical heritage of the town and with a long relationship with the Caramelles del Roser.


Santi Riera i Subirachs was born in Sant Julià de Vilatorta on October 26, 1935. He studied music at the Acadèmia Santa Cecília in Vic and graduated in musicology at the Acadèmia de Roma. He studied composition and double bass at the Hochschul-Institut für Musik, Trossingen, Germany, between 1964 and 1968.


He was the director of the Municipal Music School of Vic from 1968 to 1970. Professor of Music Language at the Municipal Conservatory of Music in Manresa from 1982 to 1988. He was also director of this Conservatory between 1986 and 1988. From 1988 to 2003 He was Professor of Musical Language and Head of Music Studies of Vic.


He also co-founded and taught at the School of Musical Pedagogy (1970-2002), and Pedagogic Director of the School of Musical Pedagogy between 1992 and 2002.

             

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In the School of Musical Pedagogy, headed by the director of Escolania de Montserrat, Father Irineu Segarra, he published books on musical pedagogy, both in theory and research and in practical materials for use in schools and conservatories.In the School of Musical Pedagogy, headed by the director of Escolania de Montserrat, Father Irineu Segarra, he published books on musical pedagogy, both in theory and research and in practical materials for use in schools and conservatories.


Santi Riera has emphasized as author of several books:


"Music for Primary Education" (6 vol.)


"Musical language elementary degree" (5 vol.)


"Repertories of Musical Language" (4 vol.)


Co-author of the book "Les Caramelles del Roser de Sant Julià de Vilatorta" edited on the occasion of the fourth centenary.


Author of the book "Les Caramelles del Roser de Sant Julià de Vilatorta in the context of the caramel fact of the Catalan countries". Edited for 425 years of our candies.


For the Caramelles del Roser it has composed a dozen pieces such as the Hymn of the caramellaires, the Song of the potter, or Sant Llorenç del Munt (all with the lyrics of Anton Carrera). He has also harmonized a dozen candy pieces by local authors, especially the maestro Manel Balasch.


Santi Riera is the musical author of the well-known song, popularized by the movements of hikers of Catalonia, "We will go up the summit", with lyrics by Martí Sunyol.
That is why this Municipal Assembly AGREES:


First.- Publicly express the condolences of the City Council and the population of Sant Julià de Vilatorta and declare two days of mourning in the municipality during which any type of public or institutional act is suspended. The flags of the Town Hall building will wave in the middle with the black crespon.


Second.- We pay tribute to the family, to all friends and acquaintances, to the entire town of Sant Julià de Vilatorta and to the whole country, our condolences for the loss of our illustrious villager.


Sant Julià de Vilatorta, March 11, 2018