This original organ work is a great addition to the repertoire. Grimoaldo Macchia is quickly making a name for himself across Europe as both an organ performer and composer. Here he offers a superbly crafted and unique bossa nova for the organ, mixing colors and styles like you’ve never heard before. Registration suggestions are given for this fast-paced dance piece, with organ stops such as Flute 8’, Vox. Cel. 8’, Gedackt 8’, and Salicional 8’. These combinations create a variety of tones that are essential for the texture of the work. The piece starts out with a typical Latin bossa nova groove that serves as the backbone of the accompaniment. The melody on top adds some flair with lots of half step, chromatic grace notes. In the middle of the piece, it transitions from the bossa to a slower blues feel that features numerous blues riffs. The blues melody switches things up with triplets in between the long, flowing lines. It then resumes back to the faster tempo of the original bossa, which concludes this fun piece. A great concert work that would also make for a very enjoyable processional piece!
Grimoaldo Macchia has performed for such prestigious institutions and associations as the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, the Roman Academy of Arts, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, A.I.S.M, A.I.D.O, and the Rotary Club Telethon. As an organist and choir director he played several times in the holy masses celebrated at the presidential estate of Castel Porziano in the presence of C. A. Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic. Since 2008 he has been a member of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission for Sacred Music, and up to June 2014, he was director of the Diocesan Choir of Albano and main organist of the Cathedral of San Pancrazio Martire during ceremonies accompanied by the Diocesan Choir.