Muskettieri u Commandos
Muskettieri u Commandos is an M3P Foundation research project, in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv. The aim of the project is to collect, preserve and disseminate memories of Stage Commandos and Radju Muskettieri. The main activities of the project in 2016 include an exhibition of historical materials associated with the two companies and a concert celebrating some of their musical legacy in the process of gathering oral histories from those directly associated with them.
The research project involves the display of a number of original musical scores which are in the process of being digitized by the M3P Foundation, in collaboration with the Charles Clews family at Spazju Kreattiv's Space A within the St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta between 19 October 2016 and 6 January 2017.
Other items on display include a Rediffusion cable radio set, artwork from 1950s Radju Muskettieri Christmas Cards, a velvet flag from the Stage Commandos, Charles Clews' personal type writer and regular screenings of his Bijografiji documentary originally aired on TVM in 2011. The display is enabling further exploration of the work of the two companies through both casual conversations and structured events, such as a concert on 10 December 2016.
A concert will be held in Studio B at the St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity as part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme on the 10 December 2016. This event includes a number of songs originally performed by the Stage Commandos and/or Radju Muskettieri. The songs will be interspersed with attempts to gather further oral histories about the two companies from relatives and close associates of some of the main company members.
The following is the concert running order:
|00||Pre-show||Short bio profiles on screen|
|01||Introduction||Commandos and Muskettieri history|
|02||Dwett bejn Johnnie u Charlie||Clews/Navarro||Altalena||Alex Vella Gregory||Alex Vella Gregory + Toni Sant||Score and lyrics supplied|
|03||Remembering Johnnie Navarro + Johnny Catania||Joe Julian Farrugia interviews Valerie Seychell Navarro|
|04||Marċellina Fejn Marret? (minn L-Imgermda)||Charles Clews||Frasquita||Alex Vella Gregory||Alex Vella Gregory||Score and lyrics supplied|
|05||Remembering Armando Urso + Nosi Ghirlando||Joe Julian interviews Filiberto Urso and Cecile Portanier|
|06||Il-Laneċ ta’ Marsamxett||Armando Urso||(melodija taljana)||Alex Vella Gregory||Alex Vella Gregory||Lyrics supplied... tinkludi varjazzjonijiet ta' Lanċa Ġejja|
|07||Remembering Charles Clews||Joe Julian interviews Alan Clews|
|08||Rosa Marie||Charles Clews||Rosa Marie||Dominic Galea||Joe Farrugia d-Dulli|
|09||Remembering Radju Muskettieri||Joe Julian interviews Joe Farrugia d-Dulli|
|10||L-Innu tar-Radju Muskettieri||??||??||Dominic Galea||Joe Farrugia d-Dulli||Score and lyrics supplied|
|11||Remembering Vitorin Galea||Joe Julian interviews Norma Cristina|
|12||Biex Niżżewweġ||Johnny Catania||Richochet (?)||Dominic Galea||Joe Farrugia d-Dulli|
|13||Remembering Lorrie Bellizzi + Mary Ripard||Joe Julian interviews Frans Ripard|
|14||Serenata Lill-Kunjata||Charles Clews||Mike Cassar (?)||Dominic Galea||n/a||Music score supplied. Lyrics presumed lost|
|15||Remembering Mike Cassar||Joe Julian interviews Marlene Cassar|
|16||Agħdirni Mama||Mike Cassar||Mike Cassar||Dominic Galea||Toni Sant||Score and lyrics supplied|
|17||Remembering Ġemma Portelli, Ġuża Caruana and other company members||Joe Julian interviews Irene Bondin neé Clews|
|18||Marti Tħobb il-Festi||Charles Clews||Mike Cassar||Dominic Galea||Toni Sant||Score and lyrics supplied|
|19||Celebrating Terry L. Bencini||Joe Julian interviews Terry L. Bencini|
|20||L-Emigrant||Charles Clews||(?)||Dominic Galea||Terry L. Bencini|
|21||L-Innu tar-Radju Muskettieri (reprise)||??||??||Dominic Galea||Joe Farrugia d-Dulli + Alex Vella Gregory + Toni Sant + Terry L Bencini||Score and lyrics supplied|
- See interviews transcript: Muskettieri u Commandos: Oral History.
Draft programme: Muskettieri u Commandos events for elderly
- Category:Muskettieri u Commandos Photos
- Category:Radju Muskettieri Photos
- Category:Stage Commandos Photos
- Category:Charles Clews lyrics
- Category:Johnnie Catania lyrics
- Category:Armando Urso lyrics
- Spazju Kreattiv website - information about the research project