Una notte sacra : per flauto contrabasso
by Katia Tiutiunnik (2015)
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Performance by Vilma Campitelli from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 64.
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Una Notte Sacra (Italian for "A Sacred Night") for alto flute, bass flute or contrabass flute is loosely based upon my previous composition, White Night for solo viola, which, in turn, is a transcription of the final piece of my cycle Who is like God?: A Cycle of Four Works For Violoncello. All three compositions comprise originally composed melodies reminiscent of Jewish music of the Eastern European ("Ashkenazi") tradition. These melodies were directly inspired by various transcendent states of ecstasy I experienced during the many "White Nights"(Beliye Nochi) I spent on the rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg, Russia during my sojourn there in June 2006. (The nature of the "White Nights" can be explained by the geographical location of Saint- Petersburg, which is located at 59 degrees 57' north. Due to such high latitude the sun does not appear to sink below the horizon deep enough for any darkness to occur.) It was while surrendering to one these mystical states-brought on, largely, by the sublime beauty of Saint-Petersburg enshrined, like a precious jewel, in the white summer night-that the melody of White Night came to me. It was at that point that I felt closest to God.
Instrumentation: Contrabass flute.
Duration: 4 min.
First performance: by Marco Schaap — 6 Apr 18. The residence of Professor Riëtte Beumer (Marco Schaap's flute professor), Bastinglaan 1 Delft, the Netherlands
The composer notes the following styles, genres, subjects etc. associated with this work:
Jewish music; Near Eastern music; Russian music
Una notte sacra for bass flute
Performances of this work
7 Oct 18: Il Rumore dei Sogni, Sala Fondazione San Marino Cassa di Risparmio S.U.M.S., Republic of San Marino. Featuring Monica Moroni.
23 Sep 2018: at Musica Picta: Concerto di Flauto con Chiara Gayatrii Dolcini (Oratorio dei Colombini). Featuring Chiara Dolcini.
16 Aug 18: Evening Recital, Flutopia Flute Camp, De Buitenhorst, Schajik, the Netherlands
27 Jul 18: Ex Manicomio, Ancona, Abruzzo, Italy, at the presentation of the collections of the Giovani fashion designers of the Accademia Poliarte, Ancona, Abruzzo, Italy
12 May 18: 12th Annual Symposium of the World Academy for the Future of Women, Lecture Hall of the Music Building of SIAS International University, Xinzheng, Henan, China
27 Apr 18: Sala Fondazione San Marino Cassa di Risparmio S.U.M.S., Republic of San Marino, as part of the multi-media event IL RUMORE DEI SOGNI
6 Apr 18: The residence of Professor Riëtte Beumer (Marco Schaap's flute professor), Bastinglaan 1 Delft, the Netherlands. Featuring Marco Schaap.
12 May 17: 11th Annual Symposium of the World Academy for the Future of Women: “Give Voice to Women”, at the Music Department, SIAS International University, Xinzheng, China
30 Sep 15: Progetto Festivale Alta Formazione Europea, University of Teramo, Auditorium Santa Maria a Bitetto, Teramo, Italy. Featuring Vilma Campitelli.
22 Sep 15: Progetto Festivale Alta Formazione Europea, University of Teramo, Auditorium Diocleziano, Lanciano, Chieti, Italy. Featuring Vilma Campitelli.
11 Sep 15: Zespol Szkol Muzycznych in Radom, Poland. Featuring Iwona Glinka.
7 Sep 15: Zespołu Szkół Muzycznych im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Toruniu Poland. Featuring Iwona Glinka.
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