Antonio Maria Musilli (1792-1880)
The idea of rediscovering and playing the fine organ works by Antonio Maria Musilli has a significant cultural value, as his compositions certainly enrich the music works produced in Umbria during the Risorgimento. At the time in Umbria there were many active organists such as Morettini, Martinelli and others, but they did not produce numerous works; however, some organ compositions, such as the one presented in this CD, were recently discovered. Musilli’s organ works show that he had a very eclectic style, which, in respect of the traditions of his time, led him to compose some original and brilliant works, far from stereotypes. His style is characterized by lively melodic patterns, brilliant rhythmic elements, an ability to reduce ornaments and a variety of harmonic models. Musilli was in constant search of varied and original music patterns.