Grimoaldo Macchia (b. 1972) — Cooman Suite (2016) for organ
1) Fanfare for Cooman
4) Air manCoo
"Cooman Suite" (2016) was written for Carson Cooman, and the musical material for the suite is based on the letters of his name, converted to notes with a common cipher. The titles of each of the movements allude with wordplay to traditional musical forms such as “Praeludium” (Preludman), “Ricercare” (RicerCarson), and “Toccata-Carillon” (TocCarillon), while also connecting to the alphabet letters that generate the material.
Grimoaldo Macchia (b. 1972) was born in Rome and began his musical studies there at the Arts Academy. He later graduated with honors in piano and composition from the Conservatory of Perugia, where he studied composition primarily with Stefano Bracci. For more than ten years he was a professor of music at the Junior International Institute in Rome. Macchia has had an active career as composer, music director, and organist in Europe, including extended appointments at St. Boniface's Basilica in Rome and St. George's Church, Arth, Switzerland. His organ compositions appear in the catalogs of numerous music publishers around the world.
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