Marco Lo Muscio (b. 1971) — Prelude in memory of Maurice Ravel (2013) for organ
“Prelude in memory of Maurice Ravel" (2013) is written in memory of the French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937). The letters of Ravel's name generate the principal musical material that is developed in several contrasting manners—ranging from grandeur to lyric vocalise and ecstatic meditation.
Marco Lo Muscio (b. 1971) is an Italian organist and composer. He concertizes actively in programs that feature his own music as well as organ transcriptions of works by “progressive rock” composers such as John Hackett, Steve Hackett, Keith Emerson, and others. Lo Muscio’s own musical style draws on influence from both progressive rock and the classical organ literature, with some forays into medieval and Renaissance music. He has been artistic director of several Italian organ festivals, and his works have been played around the world by many major concert organists.