Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) — Obra de júbilo (2016) for organ
“Obra de júbilo” (20165) was written for Carson Cooman and is a joyous piece inspired by the early Iberian keyboard repertoire. The name “obra” (“work” or “piece”) was used for a variety of keyboard, usually works in multiple sections. This piece is based entirely on a “redoble,” which is the first notated ornamental figure in the Iberian keyboard repertoire. This four note “turn” figuration can be heard immediately at the start of the piece. After an “alla spagnola” introduction, the rest of the piece develops the redoble across several brief sections of contrasting character: ricercare, trio, fanfara, meditazione, giga, and finale. As can be found in Iberian repertoire, some aspects of mixed/free modality are employed in the music’s harmonic language.
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 five all-Ferrari organ CDs: three recorded by Carson Cooman (2014/16) and two by Peter Clark (2015/16). 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.