A Filetta : Di Corsica Riposu, Requiem for 2 visions

A Filetta : Di Corsica Riposu, Requiem for 2 visions
album Deda/harmonia mundi 2011


Di Corsica Riposu, Requiem for two visions (Deda/Harmonia Mundi 2011)
  • 3 Tuba Mirum
  • 3 Sanctus
  • 3 In Paradisum
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  • country:France
  • region:Corsica
  • style(s):A Cappella
  • label:Deda/Harmonia Mundi
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:vocal
  • artist posted by:A Filetta / Label Deda

Line up

  • A Filetta (6 singers)
  • Daniele di Bonaventura (bandoneon)


Jean-Claude Acquaviva :
composition, narrative and direction

A Filetta : singing
Jean-Claude Acquaviva
Jean-Luc Geronimi
Paul Giansily
Jean Sicurani
Maxime Vuillamier
Cecce Acquaviva

Daniele di Bonaventura : bandoneon

In Corsica, there has always been a strong, traditional cult of the dead.
For more than thirty years now, many groups coming to the island have revealed to the public the traditional requiems that are sung in polyphony.
The group A Filetta has tried to contribute, in its own way, to saving the Corsican oral heritage, notably by integrating new influences. So their encounters with other artists, whether Sardinian, Greek or Georgian, and their collaboration with Bruno Coulais, Danyel Waro, Paolo Fresu and Daniele di Bonaventura, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and others have continually renewed their personality.
Today, these singers refuse to be the guardians of any sacred temple and, through their compositions ; they cultivate the idea of an extended, renewed and open tradition, solidly anchored in the memory but which they do not hesitate to develop. This is undoubtedly difficult to do, but it is essential in order to sustain the dream : that of retaining their enthusiasm while not losing their sincerity.
Di Corsica riposu (Requiem for Two Visions) was commissioned for the Festival de Saint-Denis in 2004. It is a requiem in Latin, for six voices, punctuated by texts spoken or sung in several languages Corsican, French and Italian and taken from modern literature. Also, several pieces for the bandoneon composed for this requiem are included in the journey that these six voices take, from the earth to the sky...