La musica Mi Fa (Dall'Albero, Claudio)

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Performances

Recordings

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Claudiodallalbero (2011/5/6)

Performers Antonella Nigro, voice 1
Simonetta Anniballi, voice 2
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Claudiodallalbero (2011/5/6)

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Videos

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Claudiodallalbero (2013/10/1)

Performers Coro di voci bianche of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo
Salvatore Punturo (conductor); Piero Monti (piano)
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Misc. Notes Live concert, July 11, 2013, in Bagheria (Palermo) for the ceremony to confer an honorary degree on Giuseppe Tornatore.

The same video in HD is available here.

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Claudiodallalbero (2013/10/16)

Performers Coro di voci bianche of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo
Salvatore Punturo (conductor and piano)
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Misc. Notes Live concert, May 12, 2013, in Teatro Massimo, Palermo (fragment). First verse missing from this recording (video taken with the cell phone of a spectator in the audience). The same video is available here.
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Sheet Music

Scores

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PMLP206821-LaMusicaMiFa DallAlbero 2voci.pdf

Texts

Italian
I strofa
Quando ascolto il canto di una dolce melodia…
Quando in un cartone mi emoziona una canzone…
Quando un pianoforte riempie l’aria di armonia…
Quando incalza il ritmo di strumenti a percussione
con un loop di ‘stappi-stù, stappi-stù’…
È allora che la musica mi fa… mi fa… mi fa…

II strofa
Quando una canzone non vorrei che avesse fine…
Quando in un concerto c’è una bella sinfonia…
Quando un flauto suona scale, arpeggi e volatine…
Quando sento insieme contrabbasso e batteria
con un loop di ‘stappi-stù, stappi-stù’…
È allora che la musica mi fa… mi fa… mi fa…

Ritornello
Sognare di stare in un bosco incantato,
Volare con Goku nel cielo stellato,
Danzare in un ballo di gnomi e di maghi,
Riempire di coccole piccoli draghi.
Andare a cavallo su un bianco centauro,
Giocare a pallone con un dinosauro,
Tuffarmi con Tarzan, con Chita e il mio cane,
Scoprire tesori in terre lontane.

La musica solo può far la magia
Di far galoppare la mia fantasia.


English
Verse I
When I hear the singing of a sweet melody...
When I am moved by a song in a cartoon…
When a piano fills the air with harmony…
When the rhythm of percussion instruments is pressing
with a loop of ‘stappi-stù, stappi-stù’…
At that moment the music ‘mi fa’… ‘mi fa’… ‘mi fa’…

Verse II
When there’s a song that I wish wouldn’t end…
When in a concert there’s a great symphony…
When a flute plays scales, arpeggios and little flights…
When I hear bass and drums together
with a loop of ‘stappi-stù, stappi-stù’…
At that moment the music ‘mi fa’… ‘mi fa’… ‘mi fa’…

Refrain
Dreaming of being in an enchanted forest,
Flying with Goku in the starry sky,
Dancing in a dance of gnomes and wizards,
Giving little dragons lots of cuddles.
Riding on the back of a white centaur,
Playing football with a dinosaur,
Diving with Tarzan, with Chita and my dog,
Discovering treasures in distant lands.

Music alone can make the magic
To set my imagination galloping.

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General Information

Work Title La musica Mi Fa...
Alternative. Title
Composer Dall'Albero, Claudio
Key modal (protus-tritus)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2002
First Performance. 2002-02 in Rome, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Librettist Claudio Dall'Albero
Language Italian
Dedication Arianna and Edoardo Mazzarese
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 1/2 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation voices and orchestra; voices and piano


Misc. Comments

Voicing


The voices are divided in six staves, but sometimes the female voices are further divided in Soprano 1 and 2 and Contralto 1 (mezzosoprano) and 2 (real contralto). However, in these two vocal parts divided, the differences are so small as not to add two more staves in the score.

History


La musica Mi Fa... is a song composed by Claudio Dall’Albero, starting out from an idea by Gregorio Mazzarese, with the aim of creating a bridge between classical music and the world of children. The composition has the traditional structure of a song, alternating verses and chorus. Commissioned in 2002 by the Academy of Santa Cecilia, it has been taught to school children in Rome who have joined the initiative. It was an experiment never tried before in Italy.

Instructions for use


All published material is free. Teachers interested in this project will be able to download the score for two voices and piano, and the song in mp3 format. The audio files are available in two versions:

  • The first one, complete with vocal parts, allows you to learn the melodies;
  • The second, purely instrumental version, can be used as a 'basis' for the kids to study and learn the song.

The verses are almost always for just one voice; only afterwards is it joined by the second voice, which continues throughout the chorus.
The song can also be enjoyed by adult audiences, whether as music, or as a way of gaining familiarity with the Italian language.
The score for six-voice choir can be performed by a professional choir or by a good amateur choir. The orchestral score, which can also be downloaded, has the same instrumentation as the recording of the audio files.
The orchestration can therefore be used not only for the polyphonic choral version for six voices but also for the two-voice version, as in the audio files.
You can request the orchestral parts directly from the composer at this address


The performers on the audio files.


Antonella Nigro, canto I / voice 1
Simonetta Anniballi, canto II / voice 2

Marco Lecci, ingegnere del suono / sound engineer
Filippo Rossi, illustrazioni di copertina / cover illustrations
Claudio Dall’Albero, compositore della musica e autore del testo / composer of the music and author of the text