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Origini polifoniche della Ghironda

Origini polifoniche della Ghironda

 SYMPHONIA COELESTIS Un esempio di innovazione e sintesi simbolica nella pratica musicale del secolo XII Ho tenuto conto dei principali studi già da tempo dedicati a questo argomento (1) con attenzione parrticolare alle testimonianze iconografiche e letterarie e alle ipotesi sullla corretta denominazione dello strumento…
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polyphonic keyboard

Organistrum: new polyphonic keyboard

ORGANISTRUM IS THE WRONG NAME FOR: SYMPHONIA COELESTIS or CAELESTIS. My reconstruction of the instrument is based mainly on a new interpretation of its musical function, considering it as a true polyphonic instrument. To this purpose I invented a special keyboard, providing some new tecnnical…
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THE MAGIC OF SHELLS : NEW  TECHNIQUES IN MEDIEVAL LUTHERIE

THE MAGIC OF SHELLS : NEW TECHNIQUES IN MEDIEVAL LUTHERIE

THE MAGIC OF SHELLS : NEW TECHNIQUES IN MEDIEVAL LUTHERIE LA MAGIE DES COQUILLES: DES NOUVELLES TECHNIQUES POUR LA LUTHERIE MEDIEVALE LA MAGIA DELLE CONCHIGLIE: NUOVE TECNICHE PER LA LIUTERIA MEDIEVALE English This is just an image to show new ideas about medieval techniques of…
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PSALTERIONS  DU PORTAIL ROYAL (1144) DE LA CATHEDRALE DE NOTRE DAME DE CHARTRES

PSALTERIONS DU PORTAIL ROYAL (1144) DE LA CATHEDRALE DE NOTRE DAME DE CHARTRES

 Dans le portail Sud de la Cathédrale de Chartres, dit Royal, il y a quatre représentations de Psaltérions. Le premier instrument, très abimé, présente 5 cordes sur deux chevalets presque parallèles. Le deuxième psaltérion a dix cordes, les angles entre les chevalets et les cordes…
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Organistrum de Compostela. An astronomical approach

Organistrum de Compostela. An astronomical approach

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA SYMPHONIA COELESTIS An astronomical approach 1 : Gate of Glory: Gate of Glory extrados in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is crowded by statues bearing different kinds of stringed instruments. At the very top of the gate two of them are playing a…
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Organistrum versus Symphonia/Zanfona (Our talk in Santiago, 2017)

Organistrum versus Symphonia/Zanfona (Our talk in Santiago, 2017)

WHAT HAVE WE DONE IN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, SEPTEMBER 2017? OUR TALK WAS ABOUT THE FAMOUS ORGANISTRUM....BUT WITH SOME NEW IDEAS! EVENTUALLY, A WRONG NAME FOR AN INSTRUMENT WITH A DEEP DIVINE AND COSMIC SIGNIFICANCE THAT WE WOULD RATHER CALL SYMPHONIA Santiago de Compostela Organistrum:…
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