The concert proposal of the vocal ensemble “L’Una e Cinque” is aimed at exhibitions, events, festivals, cultural associations and music clubs.
The format and sequence of the songs have been studied to obtain a show of different but connected musical genres, usable by everyone and given the variety of songs, unique in its kind.
Through a vast repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary arrangements, L’Una e Cinque accompanies the audience on a journey through the history of the musical genre of a cappella singing, from its dawn to the present day, to discover milestones of the Anglo-Saxon, French , Italian and finally American.
Revisitations of the sixteenth century
The repertoire consists of pieces from the Renaissance musical tradition of many European countries. Among them, fascinating reinterpretations stand out such as those of the songs of the Anglo-Saxon tradition “Come again sweet love doth now invite” or “Pastime With Good Company”, also known as “La Ballata del Re”, written by Henry VIII himself, and, from the tradition Spanish, of a classic of the “villancico” genre such as “Todo quanto pudo dar“.
Traditional alpine songs
A particular moment is dedicated to the repertoire of traditional Alpine songs: “Il testamento del Capitano”, a well-known song dating back to the Renaissance period (1528), followed by “Serafin”, arranged by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli for the SAT choir of Trento.
Spirituals, Jazz and Pop-Rock
The journey through the history of music in which the Ensemble accompanies the spectator also reaches the spiritual and jazz genres, first with the songs “My Lord what a morning”, and “I’m gonna sing”, and later with jazz standards such as “Autumn leaves” by Kosma-Mercer arranged by Fabio Alessi or “Java Jive“.
A large space is then dedicated to famous contemporary songs such as “Wake up little Susie” and “When I’m sixty-four”.
A tribute to contemporary Italian authors through the song “Vedrai Vedrai” by Luigi Tenco cannot be missing.
During the Christmas period, the program is enriched with songs from the Christmas tradition, “Christmas is Coming” and “A Babe is Born”, two beautiful songs from the 16th century English Christmas repertoire to which are added the inevitable “Hark the Herald Angel’s Sing” and “Jingle Bells”.