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Un capon che sia vertiero

concept, music, lyrics and direction  Riccardo Marongiu

The life of popular song has been relived for centuries passing from mouth to mouth, thus allowing the past to be preserved in the present. It is precisely the beliefs, customs, traditions and language that have made it possible to understand the characteristics that have distinguished the past better than philosophical reconstructions or searches in archives.


The concert show, "Un capon che sia vertiero", through music and gesture presents and renews a part of the folkloristic tradition of the Marche, and in particular that of the interior of the Pesaro province. This tradition is based on the peasant society of the nineteenth century, an economically very poor society where there were rare occasions for celebration, which turned into a unique moment, to be experienced and exploited as intensely as possible.


The group of choristers and performing musicians is part of the choral singing workshop of the "Centro Musicale Pantano", conducted in Pesaro by Riccardo Marongiu with the assistance of Graziella Della Costanza. The repertoire is composite: a traditional part, with texts taken from the book "La volpe rissa el pel" by Maria Bartolomeoli, another part written today using traditional musical techniques and texts by Riccardo Marongiu, who also adapted the material from the book.



Silvana Berti                    voice

Leonardo Betti                  voice

Rubens Biagioli                 voice

Anna Bianchi                   voice

Andrea Gattoni                  voice

Rita Rondolini                   voice

Sabrina Oak                 voice

Alessandra Seravalli             voice

Francesco Soriani               voice

Fabio Tomassini                voice

Graziella Della Costanza         guitar

Riccardo Marongiu              mandolin

Andrea Vincenzetti              accordion

Roberto Bacchiani              voiceover

In the lineup there are three series of stornelli, expressive modality that allowed to say things that otherwise would not have been said. Singing was also an excellent companion and medicine that accompanied the heavy work in the countryside: harvesting, mowing, scraping the cobs, kneading hemp and linen.


  1. Antiphonal song (Riccardo Marongiu)

  2. Stornelli - Femmine (Traditional)

  3. I want the fat woman no (Riccardo Marongiu)

  4. La Pasquella (Traditional)

  5. Stornelli - Males (Traditional)

  6. La Furlana (Traditional)

  7. Slow air in Dm (Riccardo Marongiu)

  8. Cantamaggio (Rari Ramarri Rurali)

  9. Cioetta cioetta (Traditional)

  10. Pot stamps stamps (Riccardo Marongiu)

  11. Stornelli - All (Riccardo Marongiu)

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