vocal music

The Land to Life again

Song cycle for soprano, cello and string orchestra, texts by Iris Origo (commissioned from Incontri in Terra di Siena and Monteverdi Tuscany to honor the life and literary works by Iris Origo) - La Foce (Siena), Festival Incontri in Terra di Siena, July 2012.


Listen IV. In the garden

Listen Intermezzo (in memory of a child)

Listen V. War in Val d'Orcia


Nuccia Focile (soprano), Antonio Lysy (cello), UCLA Camarades Ensemble, Los Angeles Francesco Cilluffo (conductor)


«In every bar you hear evidence of a keen musical mind.» (The Independent)

«The Land to Life Again è una pagina non solo ben scritta - e ben diretta, sul podio, dallo stesso compositore - ma anche ispirata.» (Musica)


Carmen Artemisiae

For chorus, 2 pianos and percussion, texs by Artemisia Gentileschi (commissioned from Accademia Stefano Tempia, Turin) - Turin, Conservatorio, June 2012.


Death in Florence

Song cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano, texts by J. J. Winckelmann, G. Savonarola (commissioned from the London Song Festival) - London, Rosslyn Chapel, October 2007.


Songs for the Chameleon

Song cycle for baritone and piano, poems by O. Wilde and A. Douglas (2006).


The other boat

Video-cantata for soprano, recorder, percussions and violin, text by Francesco Cilluffo after E. M. Forster (original video by Ernaldo Data, commissioned from the Elektra Ensemble, Amsterdam) - Turin, Museo del Cinema, November 2005.


A kind of love

Song cycle for mezzo-soprano and tenor, poems by T. Williams, Michelangelo and C. Marlowe - London, GSMD (Barbican), September 2004.


Emily Dickinson: a Song Cycle

For soprano and piano - London, GSMD (Barbican), June 2004.