organist and composer
Father Armando Pierucci was born in Maiolati Spontini (Ancona), Italy, on September 3, 1935. He graduated from the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, from the Conservatory of Naples, and from the Conservatory G. Rossini of Pesaro. His majors were organ, conducting, and composing. He has conducted choirs and given organ recitals in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and the Holy Land. Since 1988, he has been the organist at Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Until 1999, he was Chief Editor of the Italian magazine entitled La Terra Santa (Holy Land). Presently, he is professor of sacred music at the Studium Theologicum Jerusolymitanum and Director of the Magnificat Musical Institute.
Fr. Pierucci has composed music for organ, choir, recorder, accordion, brass, and piano including: 4 Cori su testo di S. Quasimodo (Ediz. Berben); Callido verde (Ediz. Berben); Missa de Angelis Pacis; Missa Regina Pacis; Missa Magnificabant Omnes; Missa Regina Palestinae; Sonata for Organ and Choir; The Hymnal; Zahr Er-Rahm (fifteen songs for voice and piano); Mathaq Al-Sharq - A Flavor of the East (for piano by four hands); Via Crucis (Cantata for Soloists, Choir, and Organ); Missa “Mar Youssef” (San Giuseppe); Quaderno d’Organo 14 composizioni per organo (Ediz. Armelin Musica Padova); Missa in honorem S.Jacobi de Marchia.