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Semini Carlo Florindo

(16. 11. 1914 - 10. 07. 2004)

Semini Carlo Florindo
Semini Carlo Florindo
(TI)



Genre: Classical Music
Professional activity: Composers
Biography
* 16. 11. 1914, † 10. 07. 2004.

The Tessin composer, Carlo Florindo Semini, was educated in Switzerland, Italy, Rome and Naples. He received his diploma (with distinction) in composition, conducting, piano and singing (visited courses in musicology and Gregorian chanting) from the music conservatory of S. Pietro in Majella near Naples. Semini returned to Switzerland in 1943 after working for a few years in this city. He concentrated exclusively on his compositions and worked as a pianist, conductor, music critic and teacher.
In 1947 he was unit manager and from 1966 until 1980 head of department of the 'Radio Svizzera Italiana' (the Swiss / Italian radio sender for symphony and chamber music).
Amongst his many activities for a better musical understanding of his canton are: his career as Professor for music history at the canton Lugano college (until the end of 1978), as a teacher at the 'Sculoa Magistrale Cantonale', as author of diverse initiatives including the Tessin foundation 'Jeunesse musicales', the organ festival Magadino, and as artisitic director of the master classes at the 'Villa Heleneum' with Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Franco Ferrara.
In 1962 he co-founded the 'Concorso Musicale di Enna' (Sicily) and in 1993 took over the presidency of the 'Concorso Internationale di Composizione Ernest Bloch'.
He is a permanent member of numerous international juries and president of many of them. He also works as a musical consultant for public and private companies and as an examinations expert at important music conservatories.


Work list
Due liriche su versi di Valerio Abbondio (1937)

Instrumentation: for voice and piano

Texts: Valerio Abbondio

Ora satanica - Congedo.

Duration: 5' 00"
Edizioni Chant du Monde
Milano
Invocazione e danza (1940)
Vocalistation

Instrumentation: for three-part female choir

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Due liriche su versi di contemporaneo (1945)

Instrumentation: for canto and piano

Texts: Carlo Florindo Semini

Text: C.F Semini.
Sconforto - Astrakan.

Duration: 5' 00"
Edizioni Chant du Monde
Milano
Quattro liriche su versi di T. Tasso, U. Saba, P. Patocchi (1947)

Instrumentation: for voice and piano

Texts: Torquato Tasso, U. Saba, P. Patocchi

L'ape - Canzone dell'adolescenza - Scale - Acque.

Duration: 10' 30"
Edizioni Chant du Monde
Milano
Tre canzoni di Lanzi (1947)

Instrumentation: for men's choir and percussion

Duration: 8' 00"
Edizioni Chant du Monde
Milano
Armonie d'ottoni (1948)
Two episodes

Instrumentation: for trumpet, trombone and horn

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Due impressioni di Scozia (1948)

Instrumentation: for solo trumpet

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Canto del Ticino (1950)

Instrumentation: for choir

Texts: Giuseppe Zoppi

Duration: 4' 00"
Edizioni Chant du Monde
Milano
Momento pastorale (da un'antica melodia francese) (1951)

Instrumentation: for men's choir in 4 voices

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Divertimento preistorico (1952)

Instrumentation: for horn quartet

Duration: 11' 00"
Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia
Schärbächlistrasse 3
CH-8810 Horgen
Schweiz
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Scene ticinesi. Fantasia sinfonico-corale (1954)
Symphonic choral fantasy

Instrumentation: for choir and orchestra

Texts: Carlo Florindo Semini

Text: C.F. Semini.

Duration: 16' 00"
Edizioni Ricordi
Milano
Divertimento (1957)

Instrumentation: for orchestra

Duration: 18' 00"
Edizioni Curci
Galleria del Corso, 4
I-20122 Milano
Italia
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Divertimento preistorico (1957)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 12' 00"
Edizioni Curci
Galleria del Corso, 4
I-20122 Milano
Italia
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Astrakan (1959)

Instrumentation: for soprano, horn and piano

Duration: 2' 30"
Edizioni Chant du Monde
Milano
Incontri (1959)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 11' 00"
Edizioni Curci
Galleria del Corso, 4
I-20122 Milano
Italia
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Fax +39 02 7601 4504
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Fantasia (1960)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 6' 00"
Eulenburg c/o Schott's Söhne
Weihergarten 5
D-55116 Mainz
BRD
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Fax +49 (0)61 312 460
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Messa (1963)

Instrumentation: for soli, horn and wind orchestra

Duration: 28' 00"
Manuscript
I Mercenari (1964)
Dramatic cantata

Instrumentation: for choir, instruments, narrator and percussionists

Duration: 21' 00"
Edizioni Sonzogno
Milano
Ritorno alla valle - Impressioni sinfoniche onsernonesi (1964)

Instrumentation: for orchestra

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Tre poemi su versi di Hermann Hesse (1967)

Instrumentation: for medium voice and seven instruments

Texts: Hermann Hesse (Erwino Pocar)

Italian translation: Erwino Pocar.

Duration: 13' 00"
Edizioni Curci
Galleria del Corso, 4
I-20122 Milano
Italia
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Fax +39 02 7601 4504
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Tre poemi su versi di Hermann Hesse (1967)

Instrumentation: for medium voice and piano

Texts: Hermann Hesse (Erwino Pocar)

Italian translation: Erwino Pocar.

Duration: 12' 00"
Edizioni Curci
Galleria del Corso, 4
I-20122 Milano
Italia
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Toccata (1967)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Mosaici di Piazza Armerina (1969)

Instrumentation: for quintet (flute, english horn, bassoon, harpsichord, violine)

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
I Mosaici di Piazza Armerina (1971)

Instrumentation: for piano and string orchestra

Camera di Arione - Fanciulli cacciatori - Barca sul fiume - Amorini pescatori - Sacrificio ad Artemide - Puellae ludentes.

Duration: 16' 00"
Edizioni Curci
Galleria del Corso, 4
I-20122 Milano
Italia
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Invenzioni (1971)

Instrumentation: for horn and piano

Duration: 7' 00"
Edizioni Curci
Galleria del Corso, 4
I-20122 Milano
Italia
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Invenzioni (1973)

Instrumentation: for horn and organ

Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Acque vive (1976)

Instrumentation: for flute orchestra

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
Invenzioni (1978)

Instrumentation: for horn and orchestra

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Racconto (1980)

Instrumentation: for children's choir

Texts: Carlo Florindo Semini

Text: C.F. Semini.

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Una luce nella notte (1981)

Instrumentation: for four-part mixed choir

Texts: Carlo Florindo Semini

Text: C.F. Semini.

Duration: 4' 00"
Edizioni La Cartellina
Milano
Numera stellas (1981)

Instrumentation: for high voiced choir

Texts: Bibel / Liturgie

Biblical text.

Duration: 3' 30"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Favoletta (1981)

Instrumentation: for children's choir

Texts: Carlo Florindo Semini

Text: C.F. Semini.

Duration: 5' 00"
Editions Labatiaz
ch. Condémines 3
CH-1890 St. Maurice
I venti (1982)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Ut queant laxis (1983)

Instrumentation: for choir and piano

Duration: 2' 30"
Manuscript
Divertimento corale su 3 canti trentini (1983)

Instrumentation: for 5 mixed voices

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Montes Argentum (1984)

Instrumentation: for orchestra

Duration: 22' 00"
Editions Henn
5-7 rue de l'Ancien-Port
CH-1201 Genève
Suisse
Tel. +41 (0)22 738 91 10
Fax +41 (0)22 738 91 16
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Sequenza guidonica (1984)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 6' 00"
Editions Henn
5-7 rue de l'Ancien-Port
CH-1201 Genève
Suisse
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Lauda guidonica (1984)

Instrumentation: for organ

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Divertimento (1985)

Instrumentation: for flute and piccolo

Duration: 5' 30"
Edizioni Disco City Record
Milano
Le nubi (1986)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir

Duration: 5' 30"
Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
Galleria del Corso 4
I-20122 Milano
Maschera di E.K. (1986)

Instrumentation: for solo oboe

Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
Coglimi dunque (1986)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir in 4 voices

Texts: Sonia Bergamasco

Duration: 4' 00"
Edizioni La Cartellina
Milano
Sol occubuit... (1989)

Instrumentation: for solo violin

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Simboli (1990)

Instrumentation: for orchestra

Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Rapsodia (1992)

Instrumentation: for violoncello and piano

Duration: 8' 00"
Manuscript
Frau Gerolamo (1992)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
Lauda aretina (1992)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 7' 30"
EDI-PAN
Viale Mazzini 6
I-00195 Roma
Intersilenzi (1994)

Instrumentation: for flute and harp

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Angeli lauretani (1995)

Instrumentation: for voice and organ

Texts: Carlo Florindo Semini

Duration: 12' 00"
Edizioni Curci
Galleria del Corso, 4
I-20122 Milano
Italia
Tel. +39 02 760 361
Fax +39 02 7601 4504
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Numera stellas (1998)

Instrumentation: for mixed four-voice choir

Biblical text.

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Ecclesia: In undis et hominibus (1998)

Instrumentation: for piano

Duration: 33' 00"
Edizioni Curci
Galleria del Corso, 4
I-20122 Milano
Italia
Tel. +39 02 760 361
Fax +39 02 7601 4504
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Anges de Loreto (1999)

Instrumentation: for mixed choir with soprano solo

Texts: Carlo Florindo Semini

Mystical tale.

Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Ricercare (2000)
after "C'è nel sonno l'oblio..." by l'Arlesiana

Instrumentation: for pianoforte

Duration: 3' 00"
Manuscript
Ad interim (2001)

Instrumentation: for oboe and harp

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Canto del Ticino (2003)

Instrumentation: for 4-part mixed choir

Texts: Giuseppe Zoppi

Duration: 4' 00"
Manuscript
Contrasti (2003/04)

Instrumentation: for saxophone quartet (SATBar)

Duration: 3' 00"
Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia
Schärbächlistrasse 3
CH-8810 Horgen
Schweiz
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info@pizzicato.ch
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Discography
Schweizer Hornquartette (Vol. II) (Musiques Suisses Nr. 6227, 2005)
Works:
Darbellay, Jean-Luc: Azur (2001)
Semini, Carlo Florindo: Divertimento preistorico (1952)
Zbinden, Julien-François: Trois pièces pour 4 cors, op. 20 (1953)
With more works of: Richard Flury, Alphonse Roy


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