Canzone all' Aviatore ... su parole di Augusto Garsia [Voice and piano]. Inscribed by the composer. Arturo fl MARUCELLI.

Canzone all' Aviatore ... su parole di Augusto Garsia [Voice and piano]. Inscribed by the composer

Lucca: Stab. Lippi, 1927.

Folio. Original publisher's heavy ivory wrappers illustrated by Italian artist Ezio Ricci (1885-1968) printed in dark red and black. 1f. (recto with commemorative note, verso text of the song printed in dark red), 8 pp. facsimile of the composer's autograph musical manuscript.

With a lengthy autograph inscription signed by the composer to upper inner corner of recto of first leaf to "Prof Cav. Pardini" dated Pisa 21.9.37.

Wrappers slightly worn and soiled. Occasional foxing; staples rusted.

First Edition. Rare (no copies located outside Italy).

Both the music and the song text, by Italian poet Augusto Garsia (1889-1956), were written to celebrate the achievement of pioneering Italian aviator and native of Lucca, Carlo Del Prete (1897-1928). Del Prete, together with Francesco de Pinedo and Vitale Zacchetti, completed a record-breaking flight over four continents on June 16, 1927. Their 29,180-mile flight took 123 days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo-Del-Prete

Marucelli appears to have been primarily active during the Fascist period in Italy, publishing a choral method and several songs.

Item #33686

Price: $150.00  other currencies

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