I am Mara Ferrata grand niece of Giuseppe Ferrata who was born in
Gradoli, Italy in 1865 and died in New Orleans LA in 1928.
My mother passed away in October this year, and in clearing family
documents I came across some original sheets of music written by Zio
(Uncle) Giuseppe and bequeathed to my father Domenico Ferrata, now
deceased. One seems to be an anthem composition which is dedicated to
the King and Queen of Spain. I do not know if these were the draft
copies he made before re-writing them and presenting them to the
Spanish Court, or if they are still the originals never sent. I think
at the time he was at the Music Academy of Santa Cecilia in either
Rome or Paris. Is there any way I could find out if I scan the
documents and forward them to you? I am a little worried about the
fragile state of the parchment paper, but scanning should not
I look forward to hearing from you.
Mara Trumbo (nee` Ferrata)