ROBERTO BRAGLIA ORLANDINI (1960)
Missa «Et loquar ad cor ejus» - Salve Regina - Beatus vir
Roberto Braglia Orlandini (born in 1960) is one of the Italian composers dedicated to “resistance” and this album is a full evidence of that. But look out: resisting to the “musical barbarism” of modern liturgy does not mean to be a traditionalist. The style shown in his compositions has nothing ancient in itself. On the contrary, it is wholly into line with a certain twentieth-century aesthetic. In the liturgical field for instance, composers such as Domenico Bartolucci or Pellegrino Santucci can be remembered as very representative of a compromise between new musical needs, though always kept within the limits of a healthy euphony, and old tradition.