Sort of a parody of a Baroque cantata, this is the first part of a project about some disturbing chapters of the Bible.
Voice + Strings + Perc.
Another piece for my work-in-progress project "Other Animals. A Vegan Cantata". Here is a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, about a panther caged in a zoo
What Dwells Inside a Breath
An aphorism written for the call for scores by the accordionist Martina Jembrišak.
Waltzes und Ländler
A set of four dances, very elementary in thei harmonic structure, as much as complex in theur rhythmic deformations.
A Chord Chart
Another piece written for the Red Note Ensemble, for their first cycle of online concerts post-pandemic.
Flute d'amour and Trumpet in B flat
A hort piece for Ginevra Petrucci's Flauto d'amore project, and her album "creativity quarantine" (https://flautodamoreproject.bandcamp.com/album/creativity-quarantine)
Four Quarantine Études
Another set of pieces written during the almost-global lock down: four more or less challenging études for your quarantine practice days.
Pianissimo (musica minima #19-21)
My first (and not last) work since the COVID-19 quarantine started here in Italy, a minimalist piece to get over this weird times.
Incipit Lamentatio Gallinarum in Vinculis
10' / 12'
An antispecist work, depicting the living conditions of chickens in intensive farming.
G Minor, E Major
Violin and Harp
An aphorism written for Philippa Mo and Olivia Jageurs (15secondharp.com).
As Above, so Below
Flute, Trumpet and Contrabass
A piece written for Red Note Ensemble, where Flute and Contrabass act like a single instrument, defining the space in which the Trumpet tries to move, attempting an interaction with that world.
The Things I Can Eat (as a Vegan)
Voice and Piano
A list of plants' scientific names, set on experimental-minimal-symbolic music.
10'30" / 11'00"
A setting of the tiniest religious formula – the word “amen” – shattered into its smaller parts, and purged of its liturgical significance.
An aphorism written for Olivia Jageurs' project 15secondharp.com.
M. Mussorgsky's “The Seamstress”
ott. - 2 fl. - 2 ob. - 2 cl. in sib - 2 fag. - 2 cor. - 2 tb. - tne. - timp. - tamb. mil. - pt. - w.b. - glock. - ar. - vn. I e II - vle. - vc. - cb.
An arrangement of a piece by Modest Mussorgsky, made as a challenge for orchestrationonline.com
A piece for dampened piano about repetition and obsession, challenging both the player and the listeners.
4 free instruments
6'30" / 7'00"
A sonatina in three movements for four identical instruments, with freedom of choosing them (as long as they can read a treble score).
Berceuse in 20 Measures
4'00" / 4'50"
A small minimalistic piece about obsession, repetition and grief.
How Are the Mighty Fallen!
Male Chanter - Choir TTBB - Harp
A set of the complaint of David on the death of Saul and Jonathan.
A piece totally free in instrumentation, althought it gives the best results with more instruments.
The Heiligenstadt Testament
The Heiligenstadt Testament
A thought about Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament, the (supposedly) suicide note he never sent to his brothers.
A Study on Persistence
A though piece for String Orchestra, that gives the players a wide freedom about techniques, but requires preseverance and concentration.
4 (or 4x) Brass ad lib. - Perc. ad lib.
2'00" / 3'00"
A solemn fanfare for four (or a multiple of four) Brass, with optional Percussions.
L’Âme en Paix
String Orchestra (min 220.127.116.11.1) - Hp. ad lib
A response to François Couperin's piece for harpsichord L'âme en peine.
To Every Thing There Is a Season
4 Brass/Ww. ad lib. - opt. perc. ad lib. - SATB Choir – org.
Text is from Ecclesiastes (Qoelet), a book in Bible about depression and the search of the meaning of life. It requires a SATB choir and an organ, plus optional four (or a multiple of four) Brass and/or Woodwinds, and optional low Percussions.
J. S. Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582