Federico Moretti: Doce Canciones for voice and guitar
new re-engraved edition 2014, edited by Brian Jeffery
Federico Moretti's Doce Canciones are twelve love-songs loosely arranged in the form of a song-cycle, all of them with similar accompaniments, an instrumental introduction and ending, a carefully worked-out musical form, and a close attention to detail. Their composer, Federico Moretti, was an Italian born in Naples in 1769 who came to Spain in 1794, became an officer in the Spanish army and rose to the rank of field-marshal (mariscal de campo). He combined throughout his life a military career with a love of music and in particular of singing and the guitar. He had an influence on his younger contemporary Fernando Sor who dedicated to him at least one of his own works.
I published Moretti's Doce Canciones in 1978 as a facsimile of the original London edition of about 1811, but here now is a new edition, this time modern and re-engraved, with a new introduction.
56 pages. Large music size 24 x 31 cm. A handsome new edition on high quality paper, paperbound. Paperbound only.
Moretti: Doce Canciones (paperbound only)
Price 23.00 euros / or 16.80 UK pounds / or 28.00 US dollars
ISBN 978-0-906953-07-5 / TECLA 0007
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If you're performing these Doce Canciones, you really need TWO COPIES, one for the singer and one for the guitarist. Don't fiddle with photocopies: if you like, you can get two copies, one for each of you, at a specially reduced price.
This edition is uniform with two other new publications of Tecla Editions: Ferandiere's book Arte de tocar la guitarra española (Madrid, 1799), and the first modern edition of Ferandiere's Seis Dúos for two guitars (by the way, you can hear two of those six duos played on Soundcloud).
Printed by Artes Gráficas Soler in Valencia Spain, a printer specializing in fine printing for over a hundred years (see their history) (They also printed, by the way, the first Tecla Editions book back in 1971.)
You can hear the first of the Doce Canciones, Tirana “Si te veo, si te miro”, here in Youtube, arranged in very lively fashion for two singers and a group of instruments by the group Axivil Goyesco. And here in Youtube is that same song “Si te veo, si te miro” sung by Hezy Levy accompanying himself on the guitar,and here is the second song of the Doce Canciones “El amor que oculto vive”, also sung by Hezy Levy accompanying himself on the guitar.
Here is the list of the twelve songs:
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