Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — Suite nella forma di tre pastorali (2017) for organ
3. Piva italiana
Suite nella forma di tre pastorali (2016) is a “suite in the form of three pastorales.” The pastorale is a genre that is particularly associated with Italian organ music, and this suite is especially Italian in its musical character. The last movement evokes the zampognari of central Italy that composer remembers from her childhood. These street musicians would perform in pairs: one of them with the bagpipe (the traditional zampogna) and the other with a kind of loud reed cornet that would play the melody. The cornet player would need frequent breaths, resulting in short phrases.
Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) is an Italian composer. Educated at the Conservatory in Milan, she has composed in many genres, developing a personal language that is concerned with the blend of past and present. Her compositions have been performed frequently around the world. Ferrari’s music appears on several CD recordings, including five all-Ferrari organ CDs: three recorded by Carson Cooman (2014/16) and two by Peter Clark (2015/16). She served as chair of music composition at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China and is currently professor of music composition at the European School of Economics in Florence, Italy.