BackBack

N003a Two Neapolitan Songs - di Capua, E./Denza, L.

£12.49

1. O Sole Mio
2. Finiculi, Funicula

These two songs were made famous by Neapolitan tenor Enrico Caruso who sang them as encores at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in the early 20th century. The love song 'O Sole Mio' translates as My Sunshine and gives all the players a chance to wallow in the nostalgic melody. 'Funiculi, Funicula' was composed to celebrate the opening of the first cable car on Mount Vesuvius. All parts get a chance for a tune with the Alto taking the lead in the verse and the flutes leading the rousing refrain.

Grading: 5 to 7

Duration:  4'50

Composer: di Capua, E./Denza, L.

Arranger: Cooper, A.

Instrumentation: Flute Trio: 2 Fls, Afl.

Listen to a sample: