MP3 Tuti Fornari - Acalanto
Soothing instrumental music for lullaby, nativity, Mother''s day, valentines, and similar celebrations
18 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: Lullabies, EASY LISTENING: Background Music
ACALANTO is a CD whose initial idea was conceived during the arrival of my children, between 2001 and 2003. Following this theme, I composed ten songs that in the beginning were supposed to be lullabies. However, the project had its own whims and pursued another direction. From singing tunes, it turned to be instrumental songs, and from lullabies, it turned into family themes, inspired in the parenthood but not restricted to the infant audience. After recording the themes I realized that they had some sort of classical flavor in it. However, while composing them, I had no other intention besides to musically express the feelings of family bounds, specially the ones between parents and their children. I believe that the composer ought to allow the creative flow to come through freely, without the intervention of pre-established ideas. In this way, I prefer to be a music lover than a music critic, especially for the songs that have honored me with their manifestation. The natural queue of these ten compositions, presented here in the same order that they were composed, tells a musical story that goes to different sound landscapes, visiting distant and exotic places, and slowly turning more tranquil and introspective until reaching the tenth theme, so smooth and delicate as a truly lullaby.
A few weeks after finishing the recordings of these ten tracks, occurred to me to arrange the first eight themes for piano and acoustic guitar duo. As the result pleased me, I then decided to include them in ACALANTO, as its eight bonus tracks.
The entire ACALANTO project was made by me (compositions, arrangements, recording on the piano and guitar, mixing, mastering, photos and graphic design), but I couldn''t pass to thank all those that supported this project, in special to Cláudia, that was always participant and present, and without whom this work would most certainly never be made. ACALANTO is, thus, dedicated to the family and its union, always based on respect, comprehension and friendship.
I wish that ACALANTO embraces you.