Giorgio Signorile

Life in a Castle. 9 Easy Pieces in the Olden Style for Guitar (+ Video Files mp4)

  • Publisher: Ut Orpheus
  • Code: CH 376
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  • € 9.50

Circle dance; Banchetto reale; La danza dell’unicorno; Corale; Tamburi di guerra; Difendiamo il castello!; Il ballo delle Amazzoni; I racconti del giullare; Si spegne la candela...

Imagine being propelled by magic back to the year 1400, to a fortified castle with a drawbridge and frescoed halls and wishing to make the life within its walls resonate with the courtly dances, with the anticipation of a battle, the royal banquet, the silence of the night...
Imagine those moments with your instrument – of course, in those times the guitar did not yet exist but we are travelling back in time – as if you were a special guest who can see everything without being seen...
Here is the meaning of this music, created with the intention of transporting the performer into a dreamlike dimension evoking melodies and harmonies typical of a far-off period full of fascination and remembrance.

Author: Giorgio Signorile (*1962)

Publication Date: 6/26/2023

Pages: pp. 16

Size: 230x310 mm

Binding: Saddle stitching

ISMN: 979-0-2153-2804-4

Code: CH 376

Born in 1962 in Cuneo, Giorgio Signorile began studying guitar at the local Conservatory, first with Pino Briasco and later with Paul Manzo, graduating in 1986 with honors. He subsequently worked with Betho Davezac and Leo Brouwer and started appearing as a soloist and in chamber music groups. During this period he was particularly dedicated to contemporary music performing with L'Assieme Chitarristico Italiano and recording two CDs on the Dynamic and l'Olandese Etcetera labels.
Inspired by his travels, he began composing for guitar. After a success at the composition competition "Suoni Nuovi 2007", he began collaborations with publishers such as Zedde, Sinfonica and especially Ut Orpheus creating music, both educational and professional in nature, for solo guitar and flute/guitar duo. His works have been performed in recent times by several well-known artists and ensembles - Giulio Tampalini (Strong emotions), Lucio Matarazzo (LM and friends) and Giorgio Mirto (Notturni).
His most recent CD ‘Reflessi’ (Reflections), produced by CNI Music in Rome, is a collection of works for solo guitar published in recent years by Ut Orpheus.
Since 2013 he has served as an official endorser for Aquila Corde Armoniche.
He considers teaching an important part of his work as a musician, a comparison between two realities, a dialogue where respect and knowledge are exchanged and interact, creating culture, risk, interest and mutual growth.
... The writer takes great care not to make anything hereto complex, and therefore it is ideal material for a student, who wants something fun and new, and therefore not full of obvious harmonies and predictable melodies. This set is certainly not that, and I can really recommend it as a great little set to invest in! (Chris Dumigan)