Published May 25, 2020, updated September 4, 2020.
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The Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio’s work The Decameron is set around the time when the Black Death plague ravaged Florence. The story tells of seven young women and three young men, who together with their servants, escape Florence to avoid falling victims to the plague. They isolate themselves in a country villa and spend the time there telling stories.
Tyrone Landau, House Composer at Edvard Grieg Kor, has written the song “Muoviti Amore” during the time of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The song is based on one of the stories in The Decameron, and tells of the young Lisa Puccini which is so in love with the King of Aragon that she is dying of love. Her distraught family asks a local singer, Marco da Siena, to come to the house to comfort her with his song. In the song he asks Love itself to go and tell the King of Lisa’s affection, since she is too weak to get out of bed. Just by hearing the song, it helps Lisa recover.
“Muoviti Amore” is performed by the tenor Ian Bjørsvik from Edvard Grieg Ungdomskor, Edvard Grieg Jentekor, pianist Ellena Hale, and conducted by Håkon Matti Skrede.
- Muoviti Amore – written by Edvard Grieg Kor House Composer Tyrone Landau
- Ian Bjørsvik, tenor (Edvard Grieg Ungdomskor)
- Edvard Grieg Jentekor
- Ellena Hale, piano
- Håkon Matti Skrede, Conductor / Artistic Leader – EGK Barn & Unge
- Sapfo Stavrides, Instructor, Edvard Grieg Jentekor
- Paul Robinson, Instructor to Ian Bjørsvik
- Irene Winter, Administrator / Project Leader, EGK Barn & Unge
- Simon Kirkbride, General Director, Edvard Grieg Kor
- Sound: Eirik Johannessen / Håkon Matti Skrede
- Video: Eirik Johannessen