Giacomo Sartori is one of the important Italian composers of mandolin orchestra music. The works by Sartori have become public domain in 2017 – 70 years after his death in 1946.
Some works by Sartori have belonged to the repertoir of almost every mandolin orchestra, especially the waltz Tramonto and the Potpourri Popolare are great works in the typical Italian style of mandolin music of the early 20th century.
A biography of Giacomo Sartori can be found on the website of the mandolin orchestra Euterpe.
I have started to make scans of the works by G. Sartori that I own, at the moment the following two compositions are available in the Petrucci Library. I have found videos with performances of the two pieces:
Omaggio a trento
Actuación de la Orquesta de Plectro “Torre del Alfiler” en el XII Festival Internacional de Plectro Ciudad de Valladolid.
Omaggio a Trento, de Mario Giacomo Sartori.
The mandolin orchestra Aurora from Vacallo in Switzerland was founded in 1926 by master Vittorio Pozzi. The video was recorded in 1981.
TRIBUTO a Vittorio Pozzi & ensamble AURORA di Vacallo.(CH)
Video del concerto eseguito nella chiesa di Santa Croce a Vacallo 1981: diretto dal maestro VITTORIO POZZI . Il circolo mandolinistico è un complesso del basso TICINO ha origini lontanissime, costituito nel 1926, quando alcuni giovani appassionati di mandolino e chitarra furono riuniti ed istruiti dal maestro VITTORIO POZZI denominata ORCHESTRA AURORA. Il Video è un raro documento che ben poche orchestre lo possono vantare per la data 1981 registrato su apparecchiature browcast.
Free sheet music available in the Petrucci Library (IMSLP)
(the scores are also available from my website – see below)
I will add more scans of works by Giacomo Sartori during the next months. If you can contribute scores to be scanned please contact me!
with additional information about Giacomo Sartori, the competition and pictures. The 6th International Competition Giacomo Sartori for mandolin orchestras, mandolin quartets and mandolin & guitar duets will take place April 21 – 23 2017 in Ala in Italy.
Some time ago I have discovered a great recording by Christina Pluhar, the Hasapiko from the CD Mediterraneo:
Hasapiko – Christina Pluhar und L’Arpeggiata – CD Mediterraneo
The ensemble L’Arpeggiata plays a long version with many improvisations. You can hear many different instruments like hammered dulcimer, plucked instruments like saz or the Kretian laouto, stringed instruments like the lyra and even the cembalo.
I was very inspired by this video and have compiled further informations about this dance. You can hear many version in the following playlist. In some videos you can hear a sequence that starts with a slow Hasapiko and then goes on with the fast Hasaposerviko.
Playlist Hasapiko and Hasaposerviko
Read more “Hasapiko and Hasaposerviko – Two Greek Folk Dances – Free Sheet Music for Mandolin and Guitar”