Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — Aubade (2004) for organ
An “aubade” is a song of the early morning, historically a love song sung by or about lovers separating at dawn. Aubades were part of the repertoire of the troubadours of medieval Europe. Over the course of the 19th and 20th century, the aubade came to become a more generalized song of the morning.
Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) is an Italian composer, organist, singer, and musical therapist. Educated at the Conservatory in Milan, she has composed in many genres. Notable works include the cantata “Giorno d’ira” (2008), written in memory of the victims of terrorism and performed in Como under the auspices of the president of Italy. Her “Operatic Suite on Melodies of Verdi” has been performed around the world by the Bruno-Valcepina piano duet. Ferrari’s music appears on several CD recordings.