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For two years, the city of Palermo in its traditional form, for this reason the idea of the 398th Festino di Santa Rosalia is that the overcoming of the pandemic is celebrated in music.
Thursday 14th July a “set” of musical scores accompanies the whole procession also parading on the Triumphal Chariot, a saving symphony that sweeps away two years of heaviness, in the hope that the whole world will meet again and put aside the disagreements, the winds of new disasters, of new wars and new and old plagues.
Here is the detail path of the Chariot and the program with the description of each station.
First Station – Royal Palace – Porta Nuova
The procession of angels who fought against the pandemic leaves the Royal Palace and positions itself in front of the Chariot.
A voice from the portico of Porta Nuova sings a carter’s song at the end of which the Cart starts to the sound of the Tamburinai.
Second station – Archiepiscopal Curia
The Cardinal gets on the Chariot to bless the Statue, at the moment of the blessing the Chariot comes alive musically and lights up, the Saint begins to rotate on its base.
The chariot proceeds preceded by doctors, health workers, civil protection and law enforcement
Third Station – Cathedral
A very young voice from the Triumphal Chariot sings a song / call that starts the Children’s Choir of the Teatro Massimo and Kids Orchestra.
A staff of 160 elements that will be placed on a suitable stage to the left of the monumental entrance in the garden of the Cathedral.
A video projection on the facade of the Cathedral and a lighting system accompany the music.
A trumpet blast and a brief declamation from the Triumphal Chariot, send the baton back to the Triumphal Chariot and immediately after the Fanfare of the Bersaglieri of Trapani elements is positioned behind the drummers.
Moving towards Quattro Canti
The chariot advances preceded by the authorities, by doctors and health workers and by the Bersaglieri in the procession.
The drummers keep pace.
Fourth Station – Quattro Canti
The Carro stops at the entrance to Piazza Vigliena, the Orchestra sul Carro accompanies an Arabic song.
An actor who plays Nofrio from the balcony of Palazzo Costantino-Di Napoli, tells the wonders of the city at the time of the Arabs, the Orchestra sul Carro accompanies a song Nofrio praises the city at the time of Frederick.
The Orchestra sul Carro sings a Greek song, Nofrio narrates the life of Santuzza, the Orchestra sul Carro sings a dramatic Baroque song.
Nofrio tells of the plague and ends with a choir of angelic trumpets.
Nofrio declares that the plague is over.
Rullo di Tamburinari to position Il Carro in the center of Piazza Vigliena, The mayor takes his place on the podium of the Triumphal Car and shouts three times “Viva Palermo and Santa Rosalia”, the third time from the upper doors of the Car explode the petals that fall on the crowd while the trumpets and drums forcefully hear their festive rhythm, on this powerful music the procession starts again.
Moving towards via Roma
Meanwhile Nofrio got on the Chariot and cadence from the front podium on the foredeck, the progress of the Chariot inciting the bearers, the Fanfare of the Bersaglieri musically alternates with trumpet blasts to traditional drummers.
The Cart proceeds preceded by the authorities, by doctors and health workers.
Fifth station – via Roma
At the center of the intersection between Corso Vittorio and via Roma the Carro stops and the musicians on the Carro sing a festive song.
Then the procession starts again at the urging of Nofrio.
Moving towards the Walls of the Bad
First part: The Tamburinai call the crowd of Corso Vittorio to the attention and with the collaboration of the civil protection operators they make room for the passage of the Triumphal Chariot, while the Fanfare of the Bersaglieri precedes the Chariot marking the step on the spot and to follow with small movements leads the cart to Piazza Marina.
Second part: At the height of the Church of Santa Maria della Catena on the Triumphal Chariot a female voice begins to recite a lament for the plagued city while a section of six angelic voices supports it with its song.
Proceeding slowly the chariot advances while everything around the city darkens.
Sixth station – Walls of the Bad
The Chariot slows down, stopping only for a short moment in front of the Porta Felice, while the Youth Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo, on the steps of the promenade of the Bad, plays a dark piece of music that cadence slow pace, even the lights are dimmed and the Chariot is getting ready to cross the door.
Seventh station – Porta Felice
The Carro crosses Porta Felice and as it passes under the illumination the music changes register, the Youth orchestra plays a song of great opening and the Brass Marching Street Band improvises by responding with their instruments, then past the Porta while the procession starts, it plays a cheerful and festive Dixieland music accompanying the Chariot to the Marina and leading it to the temple of music.
Eighth station – Palchetto della Musica
The Triumphal Cart stops in the middle of the road.
A narrator thanks all the attendees and calls people to thank all the musicians by inviting the bands to play a final song.
The fireworks will start at midnight wherever the Chariot has arrived and will end the festivities.
Ninth station – Porta dei Greci
At the end of the fires the chariot proceeds lit to be positioned in the clearing outside the walls of Porta dei Greci in Piazza Kalsa awaiting the celebrations of September 4th.
Sicilian news 2022-07-01 13:08:00