Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)

Within this double CD, continuing the last section of the Marco Enrico Bossi complete organ works series dedicated to the transcriptions, the attention is focused on an aspect very important both to the composer and to the Cecilian movement in general: the recovery of the ancient music heritage.
In fact, after the excessive power of the Italian opera of those days, two were the aspects for the revival of the instrumental music, sacred and organistic: the alignment to the main european schools, and the rediscovery of the old Italian music school, beacon to the European culture from the Renaissance onwards.
In this sense, these “transcriptions of the old masters” revisited by Bossi and adapted to instruments of his time, mark the return to the study of the Italian school of music, making it an integral part and foundation of the modern school.
As in the famous phrase by Giuseppe Verdi: “back to the old, it will be progress”, a concept followed to the letter by the Generation of Eighties.
For performing these evocative songs, Andrea Macinanti is playing an organ inaugurated by Marco Enrico Bossi himself in 1893. Giovanni Battista Fabris and Elena Perera work on his side on the scores including strings.


1. Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726) Canzona 4:12
2. Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Fuga 4:44
3. Camillo de Nardis (1857-1951) Breve pensiero elegiaco composto
sopra un basso ostinato ricavato da un tema di Fuga del Frescobaldi 2:04
4. Girolamo Frescobaldi Toccata per l’Elevazione 4:05
5. P. Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784) Aria con Variazioni 5:28
6. Nicolò Porpora (1686-1768) Fuga 6:39
7. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Fughetta per organo [BWV 679] 2:08
8. Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia n. 9 [BWV 795] 4:07
9. Andrea Gabrieli (1533ca.-1585) Canzona 3:03

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Sonata per violino e organo HWV 361 Riduzione di Marco Enrico Bossi [1892 ca.]
10. Andante (2:37); 11. Allegro (2:02); 12. Adagio (1:03); 13. Allegretto moderato (3:09)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
14. Choral O Mensch bewein’ dein’ Su?nde Gross BWV 622
Trascrizione per violino e organo di Marco Enrico Bossi [1929, post.] 5:49

Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)
Sonata per violino, violoncello e organo Accompagnamento per organo di Marco Enrico Bossi
15. Allegro (2:06); 16. Largo (2:35); 17. Allegro (2:24)

Sammlung von Stu?cken alter Italienischer Meister fu?r die moderne Orgel [1908]
1. Giovanni Battista Bassani (1650ca.-1716) Larghetto 4:33
2. Carlo Francesco Pollaroli (1653ca.-1723) Fuga 2:53
3. Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Preludio e Fuga 7:43
4. Girolamo Frescobaldi Toccata cromatica 5:38
5. Girolamo Frescobaldi Toccata (trasportata) 2:58
6. Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Canzone IV 4:17
7. Vincenzo Palafuti (sec. XVIII) Elevazione 5:26
8. Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726) Elevazione 5:10
9. Anonimo [Marco Enrico Bossi] Aria di Chiesa 3:12
10. Giovanni Battista Pescetti (1704ca.-1766) Allegro 2:51
11. P. Giovanni Battista Martini (1706-1784) Adagio 5:39
12. P. Giovanni Battista Martini Preludio ed Assai moderato 4:55
  • Composer: Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
  • Performers: Andrea Macinanti, organ
  • Musicological Text: Andrea Macinanti
  • Historical Period: Romanticism
  • Code: TC 862790
  • Edition: April 2017
  • Barcode: 8007194200355
  • Set: 1
  • Total duration: 01:55:18
  • Notes: World Premiere Recording
    Historical Instruments
    2Cd Box Set

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