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MUSICA VERA

for piano solo
degree of difficuty: very easy, for youngest pianists
duration: 3’40’’ approx.
year of composition:2003
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published in this site in 'Musics in PDF format '
available a CD recording of the computer performance
WORK REGISTERED AT SIAE (Italian Authors and Publishers Association)


Dedicated to the author's granddaughter, Vera, this brief compositon is a kind of perpetual motion given pauses and accents that make it akin to jazz. The freshness of the result would seem to demonstrate that the use of sophisticated serial arteficescan pay off if the artefices in question are 'means to an end' and not 'an end unto themselves'.

The piece is based on the twelve chromatic transpositions of the same series, each of which occupies three bars. The original series and its transposition run through an itinerary of 36 bars. Parallel motion, contrary motion, retrogradation and inverse retrogradation are all used as techniques of transformation.

It does not seem possible to detect any effort in mastering these artefices, sublimated as they are in this simple and spontaneous result, suitable for young pianists, or whoever may like to play it.