Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — Dies Mercurii, “Armonioso” (da Ricercari pro diebus hebdomadis) (2016) for organ
“Ricercari pro diebus hebdomadis” (2016) is a set of seven ricercari: one for each of the days of the week followed by one for the creator. Each employs a different liturgical mode and its related mood (as noted by Guido of Arezzo), refracted through the RPS modal system.
Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) is an Italian composer. Educated at the Conservatory in Milan, she has composed in many genres, developing a personal language that is concerned with the blend of past and present. Her compositions have been performed frequently around the world. Ferrari’s music appears on several CD recordings, including four all-Ferrari organ CDs: three recorded by Carson Cooman (2014/16) and another by Peter Clark (2015). She served as chair of music composition at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China and is currently professor of music composition at the European School of Economics in Florence, Italy.