Solo instrument or voice/s, or narrator and instruments or orchestra

Una relazione per un'Accademia (1989) - 12'

SATB soli and orchestra - Text by F. Kafka

L'Usignolo e la Rosa (1995) - 26'

Narrator, cello, pno

Text: Oscar Wilde, “The Nightingale and The Rose”. Translation and adaptation by S. Fontanelli

English and Italian version

»Es war einmal ein Stück Holz« (2010-2011) - 60' 

(“Once Upon a Time There Was a Piece of Wood”, “C’era una volta un pezzo di legno”)

A musical tale after Carlo Collodi’s “Pinocchio”; Eine musikalische Erzählung nach Carlo Collodis »Pinocchio«

for solo clarinet and narrator

Premiere of the concert version; 19.XI.2011, Kölner Philharmonie.

Premiere of the stage version: 6.XII.2011, Kinderoper Köln.

Guido Hammesfahr, Narrator Robert Oberaigner, clarinet

A co-production Gürzenich-Orchester Köln and Kinderoper Köln

The score (also as eBook) of the German, Italian, English  and Spanish version is available at 

Sheet music score and Ebook at

A video and a trailer with this piece is available on Youtube 

Albolina (2012) - 60'

an eurythmy theatrical play after a fairy tale from the Dolomites mountains

for fl, cl, vl, percussion, narrator, dancers

WP: Rovereto (I), 10.V.2013. MART - Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea, Auditorium Melotti

In segreta solitudine (2013) – 13’ 

for solo cello and string orchestra

WP: 16.11.2014 Verona (I), Sala Maffeiana. I Virtuosi Italiani; Enrico Bronzi, cello and conductor

A video with this piece is available on Youtube 

Il Diavolo nel campanile (2017) – 40’ 

for narrator and four instruments (flute, clarinet, violin and cello). Based on the tale “The Devil in the Belfry” by E. A. Poe.

Premiere: 29.01.2018, Bergamo (I), Sala Piatti. AchRome Ensemble; Simone Fontanelli, narrator

A video with this piece is available on Youtube 

Tagebuch eines fahrenden Tänzers (2017) – 16’ 

for solo cello and string orchestra

WP, 28.13.2018 Trieste (I), Teatro “Verdi”. Orchestra d’Archi Italiana; Enrico Bronzi, cello and conductor

Es war einmal ein Stück Holz ... und jetzt wieder

(C’era una volta un pezzo di legno… e adesso ancora)

For Clarinet and chamber orchestra (2018) - 24’

Flute, alto flute, oboe, alto saxophone in Eb, bassoon, trumpet in C, horn, trombone, mandolin, 3 percussion players (marimba, vibraphone, etc.), solo violin, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2 contrabasses.

Commission, Staatskapelle Dresden

WP, 18.09.2018. Dresden (D), Malsaal der Semperoper. Robert Oberaigner, cl, Petr Popelka, conductor. Staatkapelle Dresden.

A video with this piece is available on Youtube 

Poemi di Trilussa (2021)

For narrator, professional ensemble and small amatorial orchestra 

Poems by Trilussa (Carlo Alberto Salustri)

Premiere: 27.06.2021, Bergamo (I). Achrome Ensemble and Orchestra Giovanle Crescendo. Marcello Parolini and Judit Földes conductors

Simone Fontanelli