Monday, April 05, 2010

Andrea Stocchetti & the Angelo Petisi ensemble ::: Les flûtes de Sicile

courtesy of Miguel at SFRP - CJW
Andrea Stocchetti plays the ocarina beautifully, an egg-shaped flute made of clay. It seems that the name "ocarina" originated in Italy, although you find this kind of instruments in many parts of the world. Stocchetti plays different versions of the instrument, including one with a tuning plunger to vary the pitch. This is recommended for those who like the romanticism of Italian songs.
~ Bruno Deschênes, All Music Guide

A small terra-cotta or plastic wind instrument with finger holes, a mouthpiece, and an elongated ovoid shape.
[Italian, from dialectal ucarenna, diminutive of Italian oca, goose (from the fact that its mouthpiece is shaped like a goose's beak), from Vulgar Latin *auca, from *avica, from Latin avis, bird.][/quote]
[quote]A vessel flute in the shape of a large, elongated egg, hollow and usually made of terracotta. In its side is a flattened tube with a hole at its base, the player blows down the tube, and so across the hole, setting the mass of air in the instrument in vibration. The standard Western ocarina was probably invented by Giuseppe Donati of Budrino, Italy, c 1860, with eight finger-holes in front and two thumb-holes at the back; pitch is affected solely by the number of holes opened. It is popular as a child's instrument in the USA and in Europe and varieties are used in folk music

01 Tarentella du viddanu
02 Si maritau Rosa
03 Muriu lu me canuzzu
04 In via fornaia
05 Lu carretteru
06 Fai la ninna
07 Lu friscalittaru
08 Amui si fa
09 Pippo polka
10 Catania canta
11 Mazzurchedda
12 Viti na crozza
13 Pane e cippudda

1995 • Buda

Les flûtes de Sicile

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


consiglio anche Idalogo Ferri "Folclore Italiano Con L’Ocarina" (old vinyl rip..), you can download here: