This page contains some music I liked and played... hope you can enjoy listening
Classical guitar (duo)
Fabulae (ut fabulae ferunt) - M. Gangi
Listen (mp3) Listen (wav) Guitars: A. Di Cicco (Right) F. Mercuri (Left)
This piece by M. Gangi for 2 guitars was played by Fulvio and me for some months, then recorded on a Marantz HiFi VHS stereo recorder using 2 dynamic JVC microphones, and played for the public in Rome one time in 1992 (don't remember where exactly, but was the student concert of the year of master F. Taranto, who has been teaching me guitar for about 5 years, or more).
Classical guitar (solo)
Estudios Sencillos (Etude Simples) I-II-III-IV-V-VI, - Leo Brouwer
Listen (mp3) Listen (wav) Guitar: A. Di Cicco
I was playing these nice pieces while studying classical guitars (under the guidance of F. Taranto) for years (since around 1980 I believe) before I recorded them in 1992 using 1 Maruni and 1 JVC microphone and a JVC (dolby C) audiocassette recorder.
Six lute pieces of the Renaissance - by various authors (edited by A. Neidle, transcription for guitar solo by O. Chilesotti)
Listen mp3s ( (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) ) Listen wavs ( (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) ) Guitar: A. Di Cicco
I was playing these pieces of the Italian Renaissance since the beginning of my studies of classical guitars (under the guidance of F. Taranto) for many years (since around 1977 I believe) before I recorded them in 1992 using 1 Maruni and 1 JVC microphone and a JVC (dolby C) audiocassette recorder.
Theatre music (original)
I. L'Uomo dal fiore in bocca II. La Patente - A. Di Cicco
Listen mp3s ( L'uomo dal fiore in Bocca (inizio) L'uomo dal fiore in Bocca (ritorno) La patente (inizio) La patente (ritorno) ) Listen wavs ( L'uomo dal fiore in Bocca (inizio) L'uomo dal fiore in Bocca (ritorno) La patente (inizio) La patente (ritorno) ) Guitar (R): A. Di Cicco, Guitar (L): F. Donini, Scacciapensieri (La Patente): U. Berardi
A theatre company (GNT, Gruppo Nuovo Teatro) was assembled by Duccio Camerini as early as 1978, and a first performance took place in Roma in 1979 with two classics by Pirandello (L'Uomo dal Fiore in Bocca e La Patente). The company was formed by teenagers (see the original documents for further infos) and I was involved in preparing some music for the two pieces, with the help of F. Donini. This very simple music was played in the form of a guitar duo, in some cases accompanied by some scene sounds. The tune "L'uomo dal fiore in bocca" was characterized by a tremolo melodic line (A. Di Cicco) accompanied by an arpeggio background (F. Donini) in various ways. The tunes for "La Patente" resembles a Sicilian melody, again with a clear melodic line played by the first guitar and accompanying chords. The Sicilian character of the melody is clearly recognized by the use of the Scacciapensieri (a kind of Jew's harp typical of south Italy/Sicily) by Ugo Berardi. The recording sessions took place in 1979 at home using 2 JVC microphones and a JVC stereo cassette recorder on CrO2 tapes (Dolby noise reduction).
O'Ciclope - F. Donini, A. Di Cicco
Listen mp3s ( O'Ciclope (inizio) O'Ciclope (ritorno) ) Listen wavs ( O'Ciclope (inizio) O'Ciclope (ritorno) ) Guitar (R): A. Di Cicco, Guitar (L): F. Donini, Voce: D. Camerini
This music was conceived for the second show prepared by the GNT theatre company (GNT, Gruppo Nuovo Teatro) in 1980. The show was based on the Euripides satyr play "Cyclops", first rearranged by L. Pirandello in 1918 in sicilian (agrigentum) dialect (U' Ciclopu) and then translated in verses by C. Sbarbaro (1960). The O'Ciclope play was performed in Roma in 1980 several times, and the company was formed again by very young performers and teenagers, mostly the same of the previous year (see the original documents for further infos). The music was mainly composed and arranged by F. Donini and A. Di Cicco in order to obtain a faithful sicilian-like melody, again in form of a guitar duo. Lyrics were taken, as I remember, from traditional sicilian poems/songs and Duccio Camerini (actor and leader of the company) was the solo voice of the song. The tone of the voice was chosen by D. Camerini for the show purposes. The recording sessions took place in 1980 at home using 2 JVC microphones and a JVC stereo cassette recorder on CrO2 tapes (Dolby noise reduction).
Original music (classical guitar, solo)
Attimi con te (spartito) Original score .
Listen (mp3) Listen (wav) Guitar: A. Di Cicco
This simple tune was originally conceived in 1978 and later coded in a definite version in March 1979. The tune (Attimi con Te) was dedicated to the first fiancee (L.D.M.) at the time of their brief relationship. The melody and general mood of this piece recall the atmosphere of that period. A satisfactory rehearsal session and recording is still to be done.