Orchestra Verdi di Milano asked me to write a Symphonic Orchestra Suite of Fiorenzo Carpi’s music for “Le Avventure di Pinocchio”, a very popular Italian movie by great director Luigi Comencini. I had the chance of working directly on Carpi’s original manuscripts. I came out with a seven numbers’ suite of around 20 minutes of music. In this work I tried to alternate the use of the whole orchestra with numbers in which I isolated small chamber ensembles, trying to respect the intimate and folk character of most of the original music, asking for the use of instruments such as recorder and accordion.

my Pinocchio arrangement at Schott’s site