Mascali Project

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Last week was a hectic week with all the preparations and last minute setups to ensure that our tour in Mascali would be a successful one. Indeed it was. It was a great experience having so many great musicians in one event performing quite a challenging concert. The highlight of the concert was without any doubt, when Sicilian born, International renowned Saxophone player Antonino Mollica performed as a guest soloist with the wind band.

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The works performed were:

Innu tal-Banda San Leonardo – G. Martin

Overture from Messiah – Handel

Benedictus – K. Jenkins (arr. E. Spiteri) – Tenor: Georg Zammit

Largo – Mule (arr. C. Caruana)

Concerto for Eb Alto Sax. – Glasounouv (arr. D. Darmanin) – Alto Sax.: Antonino Mollica

Orientale – Griele – Alto Sax: Antonino Mollica, Sax. Sopran: Christine Dimech

Overture – Diacono (Arr. C. Caruana)

Dies Ire/Tuba mirum from Messa Da Requim – G. Verdi (arr. C. Caruana)

Leonardo: L-Iben, iż-Żagħżugħ, il-Qaddis – Geofrey (arr. D. Vella) Trumpet: Alex Zammit, Euphonium: Joseph Zammit

Tislima lil- San Leonardo – G. Martin

Innu Malti – R. Sammut

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The concert was held on Sunday 5th of February at the Duomo of Mascali dedicated to St. Leonard. On Monday 6th of February, the band played in a march with l’Orchestra d’Armonia della Contea under the direction of maestro Giulio Nido & Corpo Musicale “V. Bellini” di Mazzeo – Città di Taormina under the direction of maestro Giovanni D’Agostino.

Some reviews of the project from foreign media:

https://youtu.be/jpFQZEbdzh0

http://www.thewriterpassion.it/giornata-del-ringraziamento-al-patrono-san-leonardo-abate-ospiti-delegazione-cittadini-maltesi-la-banda-musicale-kirkop/

http://www.gazzettinonline.it/2018/02/06/delegazione-maltese-visita-mascali-uniti-dalla-fede-dalla-musica_98201.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr5IxLnflZI

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