Allori, Pietro - Ave Maria - AP0516

copyrightedfor SCBr a cappella

year of composition / 1st publication: 1983

Pietro Allori (1925-1985)

Composer: Pietro Allori (1925-1985)
aliases, aka: Pedru Allori
Country of origin / activity: Italy / Sardinia
Text author: traditional
Arranger / Editor: N/A

PDFMIDIMP3VIDFirst nameLast nameBirthDeathcompID #TitleVoicingInstrumentation
0000PietroAllori192519851980AP0380Ave Mariasopr. soloorgan
0000PietroAllori192519851983AP0515Ave MariaSSA or TTBa cappella
0000PietroAllori192519851983AP0516Ave MariaSCBra cappella
0000PietroAllori192519851983AP0517Ave MariaSCTa cappella
0000PietroAllori192519851984AP0529Ave MariaSCTBa cappella
0000PietroAllori192519851984AP0624Ave MariaSCBra cappella
0000PietroAllori192519851984AP0628Ave MariaSCTBa cappella

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Allori - Ave Maria 3
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Internet references, biography information:
Pietro Allori was born in 1925 in Gonnesa, a small village on the isle of Sardinia, Italy. He entered the clergy in 1951 and became choir master and canon of the cathedral in the nearby town of Iglesias, where he remained the rest of his life until his death in 1985. From early age he devoted himself to the study of music and this was the only reason that he left the island for some time, in order to study at the conservatories in Florence and Milan. In  his compositions Allori stays close to the Gregorian chant. He was strongly influenced by his homeland, especially the folk music. Sardinia is one of the places where the village people keep up a tradition of a kind of Passion plays, in which very old melodies are used to recite liturgical texts, see Anonymus (Sardinia).
Don Pietro Allori was Chapel Master and an organist for thirty years at Igleasias’s (Cagliari, Sardegnia) cathedral. His musical education started with the thorough study of the Gregorian Chant and Palestrina’s polyphony, and also included Bach’s chorals. This educational path was inserted with a further element belonging to his own composer’s delicacy: the awesomeness of the Sardegnian traditional music. He composed 27 Masses and a great number of motets and antiphons. His instrumental production for organ, piano and guitar holds a very remarkable importance. Within his choral production the two versions of “Sette Parole di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo in Croce” (“Seven Words of Our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross”) (1980 and 1983) and the liturgical song collections composed between 1981 and 1984 deserve particular consideration. The last 100 songs have been composed for the commemoration of the seventh centenary of consecration of Iglesias’s Cathedral. (Contribution by Daniela Bilancetti .)

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