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Carlo Pedini
1956 -
C. Pedini
Carlo Pedini (19/06/1956), an Italian composer. He was born in Perugia, Italy. He was a self taught musician before taking his Diploma at Perugia Conservatory with Fernando Sulpizi and subsequently working with Franco Donatoni at Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Salvatore Sciarrino in Citta’ di Castello. He now teaches at the Perugia Conservatory, having previously taught in Avellino, Adria and Pesaro. Beginning in 1980, he was the winner of many competitions in composition, including Belveglio National Competition, G.B.Viotti International Competition, Premio Bucchi - Rome, Venezia Opera Prima and Accademia Lirica Osimo International Opera Competition which marked the European Music Year. In 1995 his poem for orchestra Il Cantico dei Cantici won first prize at Bologna's 2 August Competition. In 1990 the RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana gave him the XLII Prix Italia (Palermo - September) for his Predica agli Uccelli for soprano, piano, synthesized voice, tape and orchestra (RAI Turin Symphonic Orchestra, conductor Vittorio Parisi) on a text by Lucio Lironi and Claudio Novelli. In 1993 the RAI broadcast commissioned his Dramatic Oratorio Il Mistero Jacopone (the story of Jacopone da Todi, the greatest Italian poet prior to Dante Alighieri) for four voices, baritone, medieval instruments, chorus and orchestra (Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI, conductor Karl Martin, voice of Jacopone Mario Scaccia - Compact Disc Quadrivium). Pedini is a member of Commissione Artistica of A.R.C.UM. (Regional Association of Choruses of Umbria) and from 1989 to 1994 he was Artistic Director of Divertimenti Musicali in Perugia. From 1996 to 2003 he was Artistic Director of Sagra Musicale Umbra, one of the oldest and best known festivals in Europe, founded in 1937. For Sagra Musicale Umbra, he commissioned works and organized the world premieres of many great composers of our time: Songs of Milarepa by Philip Glass (1997), Grido of Ennio Morricone (1998), Concerto-Cantata de Perugia of Leo Brouwer (1999) and Missa Solemnis Resurrectionis written by eight Italian composers for the 2000 Jubilee, performed in Rome, Campidoglio Square (16 August 2000). From 2004 until 2005 he was composer in residence for the Sagra Musicale Umbra Festival. In 2005 his Requiem was given its world premiere in the Kutastsu Summer Festival in Japan and was recorded in Compact Disc by Camerata (Tokyo). On May 27, 2007 the Boys Choir and the soloists of Teatro alla Scala, with Bruno Casoni conductor, performed his Magnificat for choir and instruments at Teatro alla Scala (Milan). Since 2007 he has been a member of the music commission SIAE (Society of Italian Authors and Editors). His works have been performed in and broadcast by the most important theatrical and musical associations in Italy, as well as in France, Germany, Sweden, Greece, Russia, U.S.A and Japan. His new chamber opera, IAGO, will be presented by International Opera Theater in concert at The Niagara International Chamber Music Festival in Canada in July 2009. IAGO will have its world premiere in Teatro degli Avvaloranti, Citta’ della Pieve in August 2009 and its American premiere in Philadelphia in June 2010. Pedini has a full catalogue published by Casa Musicale Sonzogno, Milano (www.sonzogno.it) representing almost 30 years of composition, including more than 20 works for orchestra, 8 operas/ballets, works for chorus and organ or instruments and chamber music works in addition to 8 recordings. He is presently writing a book entitled Musical Forms: Analysis and History with Piero Caraba (www.pierocaraba.it). Carlo Pedini is also known as a painter.
Period:21st century
Composed in:2003
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Requiem (2000 / 2003) for Choir, Children choir (or 2 female voices), organ and strings. It contains:
01. Introitus: Requiem aeternam
02. Kyrie
03. Dies irae
04. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
05. Sanctus
06. Agnus Dei
07. Lux aeterna - In paradisum

Dedicated to:
Requiem aeternam (to Emilio Cappannini in memoriam)
Kyrie (to Gianna Timitilli in memoriam)
Dies Irae (to don Osca Carbonari in memoriam)
Offertorium (to Maria Francesca Bosi in memoriam)
Sanctus (to Thomas Briccetti in memoriam)
Agnus Dei (to Fabio Lucaccioni in memoriam)
Lux aeterna-In paradisum (to Sandro Grancio in memoriam)
Absolve Domine
Period:21st century
Composed in:2003
Musical form:motet
Absolve Domine (2003) for 3 female voices and string quartet. Written for the project "Requiem" to the Mancuso brothers.