"Ritus" is the largest composition project conceived by Giovanni Grosskopf up to now. The piece, for flute, violin, clarinet, guitar and piano, in twelve movements, has engaged the Author deeply for twelve years, since it has been composed during the years from 2003 to 2014. The total duration, if one decides to perform all the movements, exceeds one hour of music. However, it is possible to perform also a limited selection of movements from "Ritus" (even only one or two), according to the indications on the score. Herebelow you will find the complete presentation of the piece and the complete music score (please contact the Author at the address studiomusica2004 AT gmail DOT com for any information or request):
Photo of an old cherry tree covered with lichens, in the abandoned medieval village of Arsiera, valley of Zoldo, Belluno, Veneto, Italy. It has been chosen as the symbol of the "Ritus" project and it appears on the cover of the piece. The other photos on this page represent: a proto-historical labyrinth for ritual purposes, Solovkij Islands, Russia; an old traditional wooden mountain hut, upper Valtellina, Sondrio, Lombardia, Italy; a forest near the Staulanza pass, Belluno, Veneto, Italy.