Marco Lo Muscio (b. 1971) — White Prelude, “Homage to Boccaccio” (2010) for organ
“White Prelude, ‘Homage to Boccaccio’” (2010) was written in homage to the Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). His name forms one of the musical themes. The title “White Prelude” refers to the fact that all pitches until the final cadence are only white notes.
Marco Lo Muscio (b. 1971) is an Italian organist and composer. He concertizes actively in programs that feature his own music as well as organ transcriptions of works by “progressive rock” composers such as John Hackett, Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson, and others. Lo Muscio’s own musical style draws on influence from both progressive rock and the classical organ literature, with some forays into medieval and Renaissance music. He has been artistic director of several Italian organ festivals and his works have been played around the world by many major concert organists.