Dobici, Cesare

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Life

Born: December 12, 1873, Viterbo

Died: April 25, 1944, Rome

Biography Dobici was born in Viterbo on December 11 1873 to Nazareno and Lucia Croce. He graduated in composition from the Reale Conservatorio Musicale di S. Cecilia in Rome in 1899, where he studied with C. De Sanctis. His career began in Viterbo, where he was appointed music director of the cathedral. He was initially drawn to musical theater, but after working on two unfinished operas, he turned to sacred music. He sided with the reform school gathered around Lorenzo Perosi. In 1910 P. De Santi, director of the Scuola superiore di musica sacra founded by Pope Pius X, invited him to join the initial theory faculty. In 1911 he joined the faculty of Santa Cecilia. While composing in the sacred tradition, he remained alert to current trends; at his death, scores by Schoenberg were found on his desk. Most of his compositions are preserved by his heirs or in the libraries of the religious foundations for which they were composed.

List of sacred works

  • Ave Maria, unison voices, Rome 1934 YOUTUBE CORALE POLIFONICA SAN GIOVANNI DI BAGNAIA
  • Benedictus, baritone, org (Rome 1934)
  • Commovisti Domine, offertory, STB org, Catania 1938
  • Dixit Dominus, 2-part org Bergamo 1935
  • Messa pro defunctis, 4 mixed, with Dies Irae for double choir (Rome 1907)
  • Messa da requiem con assoluzione, 2-pt, organ, Milan: Ricordi, 1914
  • Messa salesiana, for the canonization of Don Bosco. SA(B) org/harm. Bergamo: Carrera, 1934
  • Missa cum Iubilo, 2 equal, org, Bergamo: Carrera 1935
  • Missa duabus vocibus inaequalibus, In honorem Beati Jacobi Viterbiensis, Or. E.S.A., S bar org, Boston Music, 1913
    • reprint, JFB
  • Missa Solemnis in D, Virgini Deiparae Lauretanae for 4 odd voices with organ accompaniment (Boston 1914);
  • Oremus pro Pontifice, male choir, org, Catania 1940
  • O salutaris hostia, 3 mixed voices, org, Rome 1900
  • O Thoma, TTBB, Catania 1936
  • Pange lingua, unison, org, Bergamo 1934
  • Pange lingua, TTB org, Rome 1935
  • Saepe dum Christi, 2 part org, Catania 1938
  • Salve Regina, 1 voice, org Catania 1936
  • Solemn Mass for 4 voices for the centenary of s. Augustine (1933)
  • Tota pulchra es, 12v, 3 org, dedicated to Leo XIII for the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption (Rome 1902)

Publications

External links

Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 40 (1991)by Aldo Bartocci

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