Carlotta Ferrari (b. 1975) is an Italian composer.
As Carson Cooman says in his notes when he played this in 2017;
This piece celebrates the start of a new year by evoking the “zampognari,” street musicians of central Italy. Appearing as a pair, one has a bagpipe (the traditional zampogna) and the other has a loud “reed cornet” to perform the melody. The cornet player needs frequent breaths, hence the short melodies. The melodic material comes from the chorale “Das alte Jahr vergangen ist” (“The old year has passed.”)