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Luigi Zaninelli

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Luigi Zaninelli

Biography

Luigi Zaninelli (b. 30 March 1932, New Jersey) is an Italian-American composer of vocal and instrumental music. He began his musical career as a jazz pianist at the age of 12, but also learned to appreciate European "Classical" music. He became a student and an instructor at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Curtis sent him to Italy to study under the legendary Rosario Scalero.

In 1973 Zaninelli was appointed to the music faculty as the composer-in-residence at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, a position he held until his retirement in 2009. While there, he won the 1997 Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for Three American Hymns for Soprano and Wind Ensemble. Zaninelli has published over 300 works. He uses the name "Lou Hayward" for his jazz compositions and arrangements and his given name for his "serious" compositions. His concert arrangements of Gospel Hymns and Folksongs for solo voice are a favorite of U.S. voice teachers to use with college students.

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