Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga (1806 -1826) was a Spanish Basque composer. He was nicknamed 'the Spanish Mozart' after he died, because, like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, he was both a child prodigy and an accomplished composer who died young. They also shared the same first and second baptismal names; and they shared the same birthday, January 27 (fifty years apart).
The amount of Arriaga's music that has survived to the present day is quite small, reflecting his early death. It includes an opera , a symphony , three string quartets (the only works of his published during his lifetime) and some other work. Amongst these the 'Marcha Militar'. This march was composed for a military band and is now edited for a modern concert band by Spanish oboist and composer Sergio Rodriguez Pena.