THE WHITE PILGRIM
Christmas Legend – One Act
This Christmas Legend is chronologically the first collaboration between Maffeis and Don Palestra, written in 1937 and performed for the first time on Christmas day of that year. Inspired by the allegorical medieval theater, it stages the contrast between the white pilgrim and the black pilgrim, under whose clothes are hidden respectively the Archangel Gabriel and Satan. The third scene of the short work was later adapted as the second movement of the Three Moments for Trombone and Piano (vol. III).