Day 10

Musical impressions from MONUMENT 0.6: HETEROCHRONIE / Palermo 1599 - 1920

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Sicilian musical archives, historical mummification techniques that were common practice in the Capuchin catacombs of Palermo until 1920, and Sicily’s fight for independence in 1848 provide the starting point for MONUMENT 0.6: HETEROCHRONY / Palermo 1599 – 1920. In a fascinating sequence of a-cappella songs Eszter Salamon links life and death, leave-taking rituals and insurgent energy, and wonders what forms of resistance might be inspiring us today. Here is a sample of musical impressions from the piece for you to enjoy in advance:

The music in MONUMENT 0.6: HETEROCHRONY / Palermo 1599– 1920 is based on the excerpts from songs and compositions 12th-19th century:

C’erano tre sorelle, folksong from the 12th – 13th century, arrangement for eight voices by Ignacio Jarquin;
Dolente Immagine di Fille mia, arietta by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835);
Tarantella del Gargano, traditional love song from the region of Foggia
Tenebrae factae sunt (1611), excerpt from Responsories for Holy Week by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa(1566-1613) arrangement for five voices by Ignacio Jarquin;
La Giuditta dormi, from the oratorio La Giuditta (1690)by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725);
La Surfurara, the sulphur miner’s song, anonymous;
Canto dei Carrittieri Siciliani, anonymous;
Ninnananna ri la rosa,traditional Sicilian lullaby;
Montedoro, introduction from the Troparium di Catania, 12th century hymn sung by the congregation

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