San Michele

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Ho accolto con grande gioia ed entusiasmo la proposta del mio amico Don Adriano Bregolin, parroco della chiesa di San Michele in Cavaglià (Bi), e del promotore dell’iniziativa Sergio Catto, di comporre, per la "Inaugurazione e Benedizione della Statua Automata di San Michele Archangelo", una musica dedicata al santo che invochiamo contro gli spiriti avversi. Ho pensato ad un canto che potesse essere comunitario, corale, e come testo mi sono rifatto alla popolarmente diffusa preghiera della tradizione cristiana cattolica, composta da Papa Leone XIII nel 1884, nella sua versione in italiano. Ricordo qui che Papa San Giovanni Paolo II, nel 1994, disse riguardo alla preghiera a San Michele: «Anche se oggi questa preghiera non viene più recitata al termine della celebrazione eucaristica, invito tutti a non dimenticarla, ma a recitarla per ottenere di essere aiutati nella battaglia contro le forze delle tenebre e contro lo spirito di questo mondo». Sono sempre felice di mettere la mia musica al servizio della fede e della devozione.

Inserisco qui la partitura del canto e la musica, che potete ascoltare direttamente dal sito o scaricare sul vostro dispositivo.

Ringrazio tutti i musicisti coinvolti e soprattutto la bravissima mezzosoprano Eleonora D'Ettole per la splendida esecuzione.

Gianmario Liuni

 


 

Quartetti per archi

 

 

Quartetto per archi n° 1

Quartetto per archi n° 2

 

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"As mentioned in the liner notes of "Jazz Variations", inspired by the presence of extraordinary musicians of the String Quartet of the La Fenice Opera House of Venice, I promptly composed two string quartets for the occasion, the first of which was published in the CD, while the second was not used for reasons of space. I thought I’d present this short piece here on my website along with the score. You can listen to it directly from the website or download the mp3 file"

 

Quartetto d'archi del teatro La Fenice

Roberto Baraldi: violin I

Gianaldo Tatone: violin II

Daniel Formentelli: violin

Emanuele Silvestri: violin

 

 

 

 


Politango

 

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 For two pianos - Conductor: M° Marco Iannelli - Pianists: Giovanni Giglioli - Stefano Mean

 

Gianmario Liuni - Politango

"With “Politango”, Gianmario Liuni reveals the natural evolution of his creative vein veering towards an area that we would call -- with the usual restrictive yet necessary label -- “cultured”, meaning completely scored music. Liuni fishes in the “big” sea of jazz, of course, although here he is mainly inspired by the traditional popular rhythm of the tango, which strongly emerges in the very first measures and reveals the reason for his composing for two pianos: a dance. Like a spectator, the incessant ostinato rhythm accompanies the sinuous twirling of the two dancer/performers: vibrant, unique protagonists who gaze at and taunt each other, converging and separating. Fragments of themes, like bits of choreographed sequences, intertwine and are skillfully led along the pulsing lines of the tango or, better, of its transfiguration into a simple rhythmic pattern that continuously passes from one performer to the other as if indicating the current focus of attention. The inherent sensuality of the tango emerges in the physicality that is constantly required of the performers through dazzling dynamics that indicate the path to be taken and the order in which the twisting and spinning theme is interpreted. Here is a bit of advice for future intrepid performers: before you sit at the piano, take the score and look at it carefully. Keep staring at it as you move it farther away from your face, until all you see are tiny black dots dancing across the page. You will suddenly see the entire choreography of the themes and their continuous leaping across the four pentagrams and you'll have the impression of “seeing” what the audience will be listening to shortly thereafter."

M° Marco lannelli

 

To buy the score - Rugginenti Editore RE 5942 - www.rugginenti.it

 


Un soffio soltanto




December '98

Bambina

The complete scores can be found inside the CD

 


 

Conversation with Africa

 

 

Illusions

Coincidenze

Simple Sound

Alba Africana