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TENORE de ONIFERI
TENORE de ONIFERI "S Gavino"
E Prite Tottu Custu

Fy 8118
Dunya Records
Italia
 
1 CD

We often forget that the voice was the first instrument humans had at their disposal. A major error but one that Sardinian artists, with their age old vocal tradition do not make, as can be seen from the robust health of the a tenore polyphonic chant and the numerous excellent groups who continue to practice its repertoire. One of the finest is surely the TENORE SAN GAVINO DE ONIFERI choir who confirm their reputation with a new CD that also includes a number of tracks which appeared on the group’s debut recording released around twenty years (naturally on cassette). A tenore singing normally begins with the entrance of the soloist (sa ’oche) who sings the first verse and provides the tone for the piece, followed by the harmonies of the other members (mesa ’oche, contra e bassu) who create charmingly archaic sonorities out of guttural emissions and nonsense syllables. On E Prite Tottu Custu the TENORE of Oniferi propose a repertoire steeped in the traditions of their homeland from literary inspired boche pieces to ballu songs and muttos. Regarding the former it should be noted how the TENORE have always shown excellent judgement in selecting texts from the great poets of the island (from Peppino Mereu to Remundu Piras), with the result that their interpretations have won respect from the literary as well the music world. Of interest in the case of the muttos, a typical form structured in two parts (isterrita, performed by the soloist and risposta sung by the choir), is the participation of Elena Ledda, another great interpreter and moderniser of the Sardinian tradition, showing that the TENORE of Oniferi are open to experiment. A choice that far from representing a definitive rupture with tradition attests to the vitality of a music that is able to renew itself without needing to bow to the dictates of fashion.




 
 
 

Francesco Pirisi - voche/lead vocals
Carmelo Pirisi - mesu 'oche/high pitched vocals
Giovanni Pirisi - contra/baritone vocals
Raimondo Pidia - bassu/bass vocals

 
 
 

SABA ANGLANA - Zarraf
from CD Ye Katama Hod
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 September 2017 - h:21.15
Gruppo Spontaneo Trallalero
Al Chiostro - Santa Maria di Castello
Genoa - Italy


24 September 2017 - h:18.30
Arturo Stàlteri
ENTROTERRE FESTIVAL
Agriturismo Cavazzone
Via Cavazzone 4
Viano (RE) - Italy


30 September 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Forum Romeu Correia
Almada - Portugal


30 September 2017 - h:21.00
I Violini di Santa Vittoria
Chiostri di San Pietro
Reggio Emilia - Italy


30 September 2017 - h:21.30
Arturo Stàlteri
DANCING UNIVERSE Festival
Scuderie Aldobrandini
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 6
Frascati (RM) - Italy


01 October 2017
Bandakadabra
Cherasco, fiera


08 October 2017 - h:21.00
Arturo Stàlteri
Residenza Barcaccia
San Lorenzo di Montenero (PG)


12 October 2017 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Blaue Haus Doellnitz
Kasendorf - Germany



13 October 2017 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Kulturhammer e.v.
Thierstein - Germany


14 October 2017 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Gasthaus “Zum Roten Ochsen”
Rechberghausen - Germany


15 October 2017 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Dieselstrasse
Esslingen am Neckar - Germany


27 October 2017 - h:20.30
Liguriani
Rätschenmühle e.V. Geislingen Schlachthausstraße 22
Geislingen - Germany


28 October 2017 - h:20.30
Liguriani
Feuerschloesschen Bad Honnef
Bad Honnef - Germany


04 November 2017 - h:21.30
Tre Martelli
40 years anniversary concert
Teatro Ambra
Alessandria - Italy


04 December 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Cinema Teatro Don Natale Leone
Albisola Superiore (SV) - Italy


17 December 2017 - h:17.00
Tre Martelli
Auditorium Gambarina Museum
Alessandria - Italy


23 December 2017 - h:21.00
Liguriani & Mario Pirovano
“Invexendo de Natale”
Teatro Sociale di Camogli
Camogli (GE) - Italy


27 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Tivoli BBVA
Lisbon - Portugal


29 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Casa da Música
Porto - Portugal


 
 
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