||Composizione per organo ispirata al Paradiso della Divina Commedia di Dante Aligheri
||Di Chiara, Leonardo Antonio
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Dante Alighieri, describes his own vision of Paradise in nine heavens that follow the Aristotelian-Thomistic cosmological system. The first seven each correspond to a planet of the Solar System, the last two are respectively fixed stars. The eighth heaven represents the Triumph of Christ and Mary; the ninth heaven called the first mobile, as it is precisely the first to move, receiving this movement from God and transmitting it to the concentric skies below, represents the Triumph of the angels.
Musically, the composition follows the subdivision given by Dante hand in hand. Therefore there are nine "miniatures" representing the nine heavens plus the addition of a last "miniature" representing the Empire, where God is seated surrounded by angels and the Rose of the blessed.
The harmonic language I used turns out to be easy to listen to without, however, limiting myself to using compositional procedures that are close to clusters and dissonant and non-tonal harmonies.