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Davide Zannoni
1958 -
Italy
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D. Zannoni
Davide Zannoni (1958), an Italian composer, born in Spoleto, Italy, is a composer of contemporary Classical music.[1] He began his career playing drums in jazz clubs and later symphonic percussion with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Florence, Italy. He also pursued academic studies and earned a doctoral degree in Humanities from the University of Bologna, while studying composition privately in Florence. After moving to New York, he received a masterís degree in Music from Queens College. He has received commissions and grants from many organizations and performers both in Italy and the U.S., and his catalog includes works for orchestra, choir, and chamber ensembles. A significant portion of his output is devoted to music for percussion. His works have been recorded on several CDís. His idiosyncratic and hard to categorize compositional language includes elements from different musical traditions, in an alternation and often superimposition of harsh dissonance and lyricism.
Song
Period:21st century
Composed in:2006
Musical form:song
Text/libretto:Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830 - 1894)
"Song", 2006, first performed 2006, for soprano or tenor and vibraphone, from Three Rossetti Songs, no. 3.
When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

Christina Rossetti
(from Goblin Market and other Poems, published 1862)
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Chr. Rossetti
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