Spiritual aria by Girolamo Forini (1806-1876) on his text.
Elaboration for voice and organ (or piano) by Lucio Mosè Benaglia
Dedication: Pierluigi Forcella
First performance | Performers: 2010 – Frauenkirche in Munich – Gerald Häußler, baritone – Hans Leitner, organ
Further performances: 2015 – Herz-Jesu-Klosterkirche Munich – Giuseppe del Duca, tenor – Lucio Mosè Benaglia, organ
Edition: unpublished work
Description: beautiful 19th century piece by Girolamo Forini from Bergamo, a talented musician, conductor and composer as well as a renowned singing teacher. The piece, as it turns out, is one of the first versions in Italian of the Ave Maria prayer that we know. The transcription is inspired by a revision of Forini’s piece by Pierluigi Forcella.