Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — Figlia di Sion (Fantasia per organo su temi mariani) (2016)
“Figlia di Sion” (Daughter of Zion) (2016) is a fantasia for organ on three Marian musical themes: two plainchants (Ave Maris Stella and Alma Redemptoris Mater) and one lauda (Nitida Stella). These themes are developed across several sections including an opening intonation and contrapunctus, a passacaglia, a quasi-canon, and a fugal finale.
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.