TORNA A SURRIENTO

Ernesto de CURTIS; arr. JACKSON

 

The Neapolitan song repertoire grew out of an annual song-writing contest instigated in the 1830's and over the following century produced some some of the best-loved compositions in the Italian language.

"Torna a Surriento" was sung and recorded, to worldwide acclaim, by, to mention but a few, Enrico Caruso, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti and, in its many English adaptations (eg. "Come Back to Sorrento", "Surrender"), by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Meat Loaf.

A special vocal part based on the life and character of a past, now disgraced, Italian leader is available on request and makes an unusual and entertaining concert item.

Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, Bassoon, Horn in F, Trumpet in Bb, Percussion (Timpani, Triangle), Strings. Additonal parts (derived from the horn part) for Trombone and Alto Saxophone.

 

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