• Composers 'Mro. Charles Camilleri' Silver Proof
  • Composers 'Mro. Charles Camilleri' Silver Proof

Composers 'Mro. Charles Camilleri' Silver Proof

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A silver coin commemorating Mro Charles Camilleri (1931-2009) issued as part of the Europa Programme 2014 – European Musicians. The obverse of the coin shows the emblem of Malta with the year of issue, 2014. The reverse features a portrait of Charles Camilleri (1931-2009) engraved by the Maltese artist, Noel Galea Bason. Charles Camilleri was born on 7 September 1931. He studied music at a very young age and in 1947 he wrote his first significant work entitled "The Malta Suite". This composition is an example of how Camilleri incorporated Maltese folk song and music in many of his works, thereby creating a national music identity for Malta. He lived overseas for many years, wrote and composed in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States where he composed many of his works. His music, which has been published internationally, ranges from the folk music of his early years to the later abstract and modernist pieces. He died on 3 January 2009, aged 77. Diameter 38.61mm; Gross weight 28.28gr; Alloy 0.925 Silver Minting limit 5,000 Actual sizes of coins may vary from pictures

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