José Ángel Lamas
|Born||2 August 1775|
|Dee'd||10 December 1814|
Author o the immortal sacred piece, Popule Meus, his maist important an best kent piece. It wis componit in 1801, an premiert in Caracas Cathedral durin the colonial-provincial period. Lamas, awa frae politics an the whirlpool o the unthirldom war, dedicatit his life tae muisic an specifically releegious muisic. As a member o the Schuil o Chacao, in 1789 he played Tiple an Bajón Chirimía in the cathedral orchestra. He played the chirimía, an auncient medieval Spaingie graith, which precedit the oboe. Frae 1796 till his daith on the 10 Dizember 1814, José Ángel Lamas wis Maestro Bajonista or Main Bassoonist o the orchestra.
Amang his pieces are, En Premio a tus Virtudes (As a Prize tae Your Virtues), Sepulto Domino (Sepulted Lord), Ave Maris Stella (Ave Starn Mary), Misa en re (Mass in D), Benedicta et Venerabilis (Blessed an Venerable).
José Ángel Lamas dee;d at 39 on 10 Dizember 1814, an wis buried in Saint Paul's kirk in Caracas. His bones war never foond when later Antonio Guzmán Blanco demolished the kirk an subsequently biggit the Teatro Municipal de Caracas' (Municipal Theatre o Caracas) on it.