La Leggiadra Luna: for mixed choir a cappella

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Taken from the volume ‘Lirici Greci’, Plenilunio (Full Moon) is the Italian version of the poem by the Greek poetess Sappho translated by the Nobel prize-winning Sicilian poet Salvatore Quasimodo.The musical resonance of Quasimodo's colourful version of Sappho's poem, suggested the overall sound-world of the piece. The music begins with a song-like expression introduced at a slow pace, as if emerging from the remoteness of time itself. It is based on the musical utterance of the 'white modality', but these modal segments are constantly surrounded by chromatic inflections throughout the work.
Original languageItalian
Place of PublicationYORK - UK
PublisherUniversity of York Music Press (UYMP)
Media of outputScore
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event - The Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall - University of York, York, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 May 2018 → …


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