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Diptyque Magique (2019)

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Uploaded by: CarsonCooman (02/26/19)
Composer: Lo Muscio, Marco
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Goerlitz (Görlitz), Sonnenorgel
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Contemporary
Marco Lo Muscio (b. 1971) — Diptyque Magique (2019) for organ

1) Ostinato on the name M.E.R.L.I.N.
2) Ricercare on the Name G.A.N.D.A.L.F.

The two movements of “Diptyque Magique” (2019) are of contrasting moods and reflect the title “magic diptych.” Each movement is based on the name of a famous wizard from literature: Merlin from Arthurian legend and Gandalf from J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” As in many of Lo Muscio’s works, the names of the subjects are converted to musical pitches and used as themes.

Italian composer Marco Lo Muscio (b. 1971) is a native of Rome, where he was educated in organ and piano at several conservatories. His teachers included Sergio Fiorentino, Giulio Sforza, and James Edward Goettsche. Lo Muscio has given many hundreds of concerts throughout the world and continues to maintain an active touring schedule as a concert organist and pianist. His musical interests and repertoire are extremely broad, including many works of the standard piano and organ literature, numerous other classical works in his own transcriptions, his own compositions, compositions of other contemporary classical composers, and many organ transcriptions of music by artists active in the field of progressive rock (Emerson, Wakeman, Hackett, etc.). Lo Muscio has collaborated with Steve Hackett (formerly of the English progressive rock band Genesis) and in performing duo with Steve's brother, flutist John Hackett. As a composer, Lo Muscio has written numerous compositions in a personal style that combines a variety of influences: the standard organ literature, the French impressionist piano composers, jazz and blues, music of the medieval period and very early Renaissance, and 20th century progressive rock. Lo Muscio has been artistic director of several Italian organ festivals, and his works have been played around the world by many major concert organists.

Published by Erreffe Edizioni Musicali (
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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