davidh Posted January 18, 2009 Share Posted January 18, 2009 I have just come across Francesco Pagani's "Polka per dopo la Messa" (Polka for the end of Mass) at http://icking-music-archive.org/ByComposer/Pagani.php The attached comment reads: We do not know much about Francesco Pagani. He was very likely active in Milan in the second half of 19th C. He appears in the publisher Martinenghi’s catalogue from late 1850’s till 1884. He composed 24 organ masses and other small pieces, but no profane or variety pieces. According to the publisher’s plate number this Polka was published at the beginning of his activity i.e. between 1856 and 1859. His masses generally end with a polka or a march (marziale) as was usual at this time, despite the Cecilian reformers’ attempts to keep liturgical music away from secular tunes. This seems to be wonderfully bad music, and, according to modern tastes, entirely unsuitable for an organ mass, but it could be great fun. Has anyone heard any of his other music, and does anyone know if any of it or anything similar is still in print or obtainable otherwise? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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