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“Reliqvia” derives from the Latin verb “relinquo” which means “I leave”. The Latin term “reliquiae” and in Greek “λείψανα”, is generally understood as “what remains”, referring to the human body or part of it. In the Christian context with this word we speak of a part of the body or an object that belonged to Christ, to the Holy Virgin or to the mortal remains of those who are recognized as martyrs and saints and, more generally, to other objects that have been in contact with their body.
After the tribute to Mario Giacomelli with “Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto”, Filippo comes back to Senegallia to describe a place that is simply extraordinary, rich in history and works of art, a great custody of important relics of the Passion of Christ: “the church of the Holy Cross”, considered one of the jewels of the Italian Baroque. This oratory, dating back to 1608, was built by the “Confraternity of the Sacrament and the Holy Cross” still operating today where Filippo is part of it with specific positions as organist and artistic director.
Reliqvia speaks of the walls covered in gilded wood, finely decorated with carvings and reliefs, speaks of the incensed steps towards the great high altar, like a golden embroidery, where the statue of the dead Christ is kept inside it, a wooden work of the seventeenth century and visible only once a year. But he also wants to frame in a synaesthetic way the altarpiece made by Federico Barocci, “the Transport of Christ to the sepulcher” , one of the most beautiful works by the painter from Urbino executed in 1582, and for which he also designed the frame.
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Heart Notes: Orange Blossom, Scots Pine, Cloves, Lentisk, Amyris
Base Notes: Patchouli, Incense, Cashmere wood, Guaiac wood, Sandalwood