Category:  Symphonic / Orchestral

Immortal tunes of old italian music...collected as precious diamonds in a concerto for Piccolo trumpet and Orchestra... A flight to the light with the brightness and weightlessness of a divine butterfly.

Movements: Part I-III. - Motto: „Siam vermi, nati a formar l’angelica farfalla“
(We are worms, born to be a celestial butterfly )
Dante Alighieri, ex:“ Purgatorio“ X

Duration: 18 Minutes

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Strube-Verlag München , VS Nr. 7221 Version Trompete und Orchester , 2018

Instrumentation: Piccolo Trumpet in Bb
2 flutes / 2 bassoons / 2 french hornsin F /2 Trombones (T/B)
(also with 3 Horns and 1 trombone or Tuba)
Timpani (also playing Triangel) / percussion 1+2
Large String Orchestra (12-10-8-6-4)

Perc1: middle triangle, BassDrum, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Chimes, woodblocks
Perc 2: small triangle, Claves, Tamtam, 3 hanging yambals, (ad lib. one pair of hand cymbals), large TomTom

There is also available a version for Piccolo Trumpet and Organ

Solo instruments: Trumpet

Introduction: „L’ANGELICA FARFALLA“
DIAMONDS LOST IN THE DARKNESS OF PAST
Concerto per tromba piccola & orchestra

Motto: „Siam vermi, nati a formar l’angelica farfalla“
(We are worms, born to be a celestial butterfly )
Dante Alighieri, ex:“ Purgatorio“ X
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Preface:
The music of ancient Italy holds a lot of eternally beautiful melodies, - like diamonds!
„L’angelica Farfalla“ rescues – in fragmentary rays of hope - such treasures from the darkness of history: the famous madrigal „Amarilli“ of the Florentine composer and singer Giulio Caccini (1551-1618), the „Adagio“ from the Oboe concerto by Alessando Marcello (1669-1747), the „Ombra mai fu“, part of the Dramma per musica „Serse“ by Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685-1759). A furious Intermezzo is the Aria „Siam navi all’onde algenti“ from the opera Oper „L’Olimpiade“ by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).
The shining sound oft he piccolo trumpet is representing the bright life of the celestial butterfly, - who escaped the dark erth life oft he worm! The true destiny of man has to be – if we believe in Alighieri Dante’s „Purgatorio“ from his book „Divina comedia“: „Siam vermi, nati a formar l’angelica farfalla“ ....We are worms, born to change into a celestial butterfly.

Dedication: dedicated in friendship to Otto Sauter

World premiere:  19.10.2018, Pirmasens/ Stadthalle

Performers at world premiere: Otto Sauter, Piccolotrompete