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A Filetta – Castelli (24/44 FLAC)

A Filetta - Castelli (24/44 FLAC)
A Filetta – Castelli (24/44 FLAC)

Performer: A Filetta
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: World Village
Size: 198 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Infine (Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
02. Letterella (Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
03. Notte tana (Petru Santucci / Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
04. Ave Maris stella (Texte liturgique / Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
05. In ogni addiu (Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
06. Guardiabanda (Fernando Pessoa / Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
07. Gradualia 29/12 (Texte liturgique / Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
08. Dormi (François Vincenti / Dominique Vincenti)
09. Ùn nu a sò (Fernando Pessoa / Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
10. In bocca à Diu (Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
11. Introit 29/12 (Texte liturgique / Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
12. Maroccu biancu (Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
13. Si spera (Jean-Claude Acquaviva)
14. Tbiliso (Petre Gruzinski, Jean-Claude Acquaviva / Revaz Laghidze)

Jean-Claude Acquaviva
François Aragni
Paul Giansily
Stéphane Serra
Jean Sicurani
Maxime Vuillamier
Valérie Salducci

This is a stirring, gently edgy reminder that Corsica produces some of the most subtle and remarkable vocal music in Europe. A Filetta consists of six men who specialise in the complex, three-part polyphonic songs that have long been a part of the island’s musical tradition, but were in danger of dying out until revived during the nationalistic and cultural upheavals of the 1970s. That’s when the group started, performing religious songs and then traditional folk ballads, though they have now expanded their range to original material influenced by the old styles, with musical settings by founder member Jean-Claude Acquaviva. This set starts with a brooding, gently spooky piece from a French TV drama, moves on to a throbbing, quietly thrilling dance song, a delicate, hymnal-like piece written for a Polish Shakespearean project at the Edinburgh fringe, and laments for an air crash. A quietly compelling set.

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