He was so fond of music that he played several instruments:
flute, piano, guitar, violin, cello, becoming an outstanding
composer. He was choirmaster of the Higher Church (Iglesia
Mayor) and founded a classical, religious and popular
music orchestra which become the most important one
in his hometown.
He conducted his orchestra to play, for the first time,
in the Te Deum and Corpus Christi Procession |being
present the Spanish authorities, Perucho
Figueredo´s subversive march La
Bayamesa, which later became the National Anthem
of Cuba. This took place in June 11th, 1868.
When Bayamo City was seized by the Independentists,
Muñoz Cedeño was appointed Prefect of
the Town Hall (Regidor del Ayuntamiento). Later,
when the city was in the hands of Spanish colonialists,
he was arrested and set to trial. Notwithstanding being
sentenced to death by a firing squad, his defense made
possible the veredict of Not Guilty.
He died in December 14th , 1895, in the same house
he was born.
Among his compositions are: Theme with variations,
for clarinet; Tribute, mourning march; Ave Maria and
the songs Elvira, A la luna y Hermosa