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Oreste Ravanello
1871 - 1938
Italy
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O. Ravanello
Oreste Ravanello (25/08/1871 - 01/07/1938), an Italian organist and composer, born in Venice, pupil of Agostini, Girardi and the Liceo Marcello. From 1893 second organist at S. Marco and from 1895 first, from 1898 maestro at S. Antonio in Padua, from 1902 teacher at the Liceo Marcello and since 1914 Pollini's successor as director of the Padua Instituto. Wrote about 25 masses, 2 Requiems, many motets, 2 cantatas, pieces for string-orchestra, a string-quartet, a piano-trio, a sonata for violin and organ, many organs- and piano-pieces, methods for the organ and the harmonium, and a work on Il Ritmo del Canto Gregoriano, besides for a time editing a collection of organ-works for church-use. He was the teacher of Arnaldo Bambini.
Missa pro defunctis
Period:Romanticism
Composed in:1899
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Messa funebre
Period:Expressionism
Composed in:1913
Musical form:masses
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Messa funebre "facilissima XXIIIa" (1913) for one voice and organ or harmonium.