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Catalog: DIGR117


Born in Molfetta (Italy) on June 21, 1931, don Salvatore has undertaken the priestly life uniting it deeply to the musical one. Together with the ecclesial experience of assistant FUCI (Italian Catholic University Federation) in the post-conciliar years and that of director of the Schola Cantorum of the Pontifical Regional Seminary of Molfetta, he built his musical training with the masters Armando Renzi (composition), Nicola Samale (conducting), Michele Marvulli , Marcel Couraud (perfecting choral conducting), Luigi Celeghin . He has taught at the Conservatories "E.R. Duni" in Matera and "N. Piccinni" in Bari; he has been at the head of the Choir and Orchestra "J. Salepico", an institution born within the Association and Popular School "A. Dvorak" of which he was founder and president until his death. He has been Maestro di Cappella of the Cathedral Chapter of Molfetta. Graduated in composition, conducting, piano and specialized in choral and organ conducting, he wanted to make up for the scarce musical and liturgical knowledge of the people, dedicating himself with passion and sacrifice to the young generations of his territory, building an associative and training experience so deep to constitute a generation of musicians that still today recognize him as their mentor and teacher. The fruits of his artistic genius are numerous and of various kinds, from oratorios to popular songs; but of particular interest are his two Oratories, the two Great Cantatas for Choir and Orchestra, as well as Masses and motets. He was a man of high perspicacity, a concrete visionary, able to see things in depth and projected into the future; acute intellectual, he has always fought, driven by the insatiable need for knowledge without ever giving up the ancient.

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