Kapellmeister and composer
In 1761 he was interim Kapellmeister of Sants Just i Pastor church in Barcelona, due to the death of the Tomàs Milans i Campús. In 1763 he officially went into public competition for the position, competing with Picanyol, Caselles, Forto and Ordeig. Nogués was chosen as the new Kapellmeister, although the books of determinations did not include his nomination until 1767.
The selection of this candidate did not happen without controversy, as indicated by his composition exercise. The decision-making body pointed to some alleged imperfections and mistakes made by the composer, allegations that were refuted by the Kapellmeister years later in an apologetic letter.