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Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Laudate Dominum

Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus, "Laudate Dominum"

Arranged & Fingered by Renato Bellucci

I first heard Laudate Dominum in the late 80s. It was one of the tracks of Christopher Parkening's CD "Simple Gifts". I fell in love with the piece immediately. Unfortunately Parkening's transcription was for 2 guitars and he played both tracks in the CD. I asked a good friend who was into transcribing at the time if he would make a transcription and, although he confirmed he would, he could not do it and so many years passed by. I decided to give it a try and came up with this Arrangement and fingering that works really well preserving the marvelous arpeggios and bringing out the celestial melody. Mozart is without any doubt one of the greatest composers of all time, lacking only the great depth that Bach achieved. Mozart died at a very young age and this was probably the main reason he did not reach the levels that Bach did. Bach deep devotion for the Lord on the other hand played a ver important role in his immense musical achievements. With all this, Mozart  can make you shiver and displays one of Gods great attributes through his music: Beauty.

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Technique Highlight: Transversal Presentation

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Renato Bellucci plays: "Laudate Dominum"

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Staff and Video 1

Video 1
San Bernardino, Paraguay, March 24 & 25, 2015, S.D.G.
Update: San Bernardino, Paraguay, March 29 2015, 4:08 PM: Changed fingering to Staff #3 and Changed Video #3.  S.D.G.
Update: San Bernardino, Paraguay, April 24 2015. I added the new recording in both .mov and .mp3 formats.
Updated: August 3, 2016, S.D.G.
Update: Asunción, Paraguay, July 31 2018. I added the new recording 

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