Violino Breton, Brevete de Sarm 2/4 (1836) – Mirecourt (F)

Owned by Mrs. Marilisa Di Cianni, officially donated on May 31, 2023 to the Istituto Comprensivo di Marostica - Musical Address

According to the luthier Fabio Dalla Costa di Breganze, who was entrusted with the restoration work, the time of manufacture of the violin can go back to about the middle of the nineteenth century, although the year 1836 is indicated in the cartridge inside the harmonic box; the cartridge, containing the original label Breton Brevete de s.a.r.m., Is confirmation, however, that the instrument comes from the well-known town of violin making of Mirecourt (France).

The instrument is smaller than normal, since it is a 2/4, and is particularly suitable for the study and use of boys.

The lutemaker Dalla Costa has completely refurbished it: the transparent paint, very beautiful, is light golden brown in colour; it has a light patina and some signs of age, which embellish it.

The teacher of the violin class of the Middle School of Marostica, Prof. Carla Camponogara, during the instrument delivery ceremony (of which you will find a photo gallery below), on May 31, made the audience feel her voice: a loud, brilliant, but also sweet sound in the upper ranges; clear and good resonant tones.

The Church and the Oratory of the Carmini: the book (IT only)

Here is the cover image of the volume presented to the public on Saturday 23 November 2019, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the construction of the Carmine church (1619).

By clicking on the cover image you will have access to a short excerpt of 5 pages that will give you an idea of the very high quality of the work and the great and patient work done to make it. The volume, in its entirety, has as many as 156 pages.

It is a wonderful and complete work where the Church and the Oratorio dei Carmini are told, which represents one of the most loved assets for the citizens of Marostica, and which the contribution of institutions, associations, companies and families has returned in recent years to its former glory. This publication, the last act of an enhancement project carried out by the volunteers of Sodalitas Cantorum, represents a new opportunity to make this seventeenth-century jewel known to the world, highlighting the civil, religious, social vitality and art of seventeenth-century Marostica.

We are pleased to inform you that the aforementioned volume is on sale at the cover price of € 25.

To buy it, simply send an e-mail to the President of our. Association, at the address