Songs

 Auld Lang Syne

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“Auld Lang Syne” is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song.  It is well known in many countries, especially in the English-speaking world

 

 

 

Auld Lang Syne

 

 

Lyric

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Luigi Denza

luigi_DenzaLuigi Denza born on 24 February 1846 in Castellemmare di Stabia, Italy. He studied music under Saverio Mercadante and Paolo Serrao at the Naples Conservatory.  After graduation, he began to compose opera music.  In 1884, he moved to London to pursue his career as a composer.  He was appointed Professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music in 1898.  He died in London on 27 January 1922

Funiculì, Funiculà

“Funiculì, Funiculà” is a famous Neapolitan song written by Italian journalist Peppino Turco and set to music by Italian composer Luigi Denza in 1880. It was composed to commemorate the opening of the first funicular cable car on Mount Vesuvius.

 

Funiculi Funicula (Korean Tenor & Soprano)

 

Lyrics

christmas-lyrics1(Original Neapolitan lyrics)
Aieressera, oì Nanninè, me ne sagliette,
tu saie addò tu saie addò
Addò ‘stu core ‘ngrato cchiù dispietto
Farme nun pò!
Addò lo fuoco coce, ma si fuie
te lassa sta!
E nun te corre appriesso, nun te struie
sulo a guardà.
Jamme, jamme ‘ncoppa, jamme jà,
funiculì, funiculà!

Nè, jamme da la terra a la montagna! no passo nc’è!
Se vede Francia, Proceta e la Spagna…
Io veco a tte!
Tirato co la fune, diritto ‘nfatto,
‘ncielo se va.
Se va comm’ ‘à lu viento a l’intrasatto, guè, saglie sà!
Jamme, jamme ‘ncoppa, jamme jà,
funiculì, funiculà!

Se n’ ‘è sagliuta, oì Nè, se n’ ‘è sagliuta, la capa già!
È gghiuta, pò è turnata, pò è venuta,
sta sempe ccà!
La capa vota, vota, attuorno, attuorno,
attuorno a tte!
Sto core canta sempe
nu taluorno
Sposamme, oì Nè!
Jamme, jamme ‘ncoppa, jamme jà,
funiculì, funiculà!

 

La Paloma

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“La Paloma” is a popular song, having been produced and reinterpreted in diverse cultures, settings, arrangements, and recordings over the last 140 years. The song was composed and written by the Spanish composer of the Basq region Sebastián Iradier (later Yradier) after he visited Cuba in 1861. Iradier may have composed “La Paloma” around 1863, just two years before he died in Spain in obscurity, never to learn how popular his song would become.

 

 

 

La Paloma – Andre Rieu

 

 La Paloma – The Dove (with Spanish Lyrics)

Lyrics – English translation

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鴿子 – 張暴默

 

 
O’ sole mio

“’O sole mio” is a globally known Neapolitan song written in 1898. Its lyrics were written by Giovanni Capurro and the melody was composed by Eduardo di Capua. There are other versions of “’O sole mio” but it is usually sung in the original Neapolitan language. ’O sole mio is the Neapolitan equivalent of standard Italian Il sole mio and translates literally as “my sunshine”.

 

O’ sole mio
The Three Tenors – 1994

Lyrics

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