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Antonino Maugeri
1918 - 2008
A. Maugeri
Antonino Maugeri (04/09/1918 - 22/02/2008), an Italian composer. Thirteen years old he entered the Seminary and was immediately placed in the Group of singers as contralto. He studied music with Branchina, Frasciano and Sangiorgi. He was ordained as priest. Despite of his busy duties (an intense pastoral activity), he was dedicated to music and liturgical compositions. He began a prolific period of production for the liturgy and not only maintaining a neoclassical style of clear and immediate impression taken on interpreter and the listener. He was maestro di cappella in s. Venera and organist of the Cathedral of Pienza.
Messa dei Defunti
Composed in:1992
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Italian texts
Messa dei Defunti (1992), for people's choir, unison and organo. Text: Italian.
Source:Robert Chase, Dies Irae: A Guide to Requiem Music, Scarecrow Press, Inc. 2003