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    Mille Grazie!!!-- for this latest find and musical gem you are sharing with us ! I can't stress enough the importance of downloading the new links and the various publishers dropboxes to one's personal devices--to share with ithers and keep thr tradition alive !
    Just 2 weekends ago, I was at an Italian party held in a restaurant here in downtown Philly where a group of musicians from the Abruzzi region were there playing the Zampogna, a guitar and 2 cane flutes ! I was shocked when they started playing the Camporeale -Schottische--(by ear no less and very well for not ever having the actual sheetmusic of this rare Sicilian/Scottish hybrid dance) of Maestro G. Tarantola published by O.Pagani in NYC in 1919.
    They did not have the music for it they told me-and only knew its name and were not sure of the composer. I immediately pulled out my cellphone and pulled up the entire O. Pagani dropbox collection and queued up the complete "Camporeale" Trio. I also directed them to the Audio file where a vintage recording of it also resides.---
    They were ecstatic and one musician swiftly headed down the icy street to Kinkos to print it out to bring back to Italy along with many other long lost pieces they had been searching for !
    They had no idea that it was actually composed and published here in the US !
    Its always a joy--when someone finally is able to obtain one of these rare and long lost pieces--that they have searching for years.
    In the case of Messina's Rondinella--it was hiding out in Italy all these years--and not in some cold dark basement in Manhattan as has been the case with so much of this beloved music.
    Glad to know that some of our pieces published here did make the passage to Italia at some point !
    Normanno Giorno-Calapristi --(Germantown) -Philadelphia PA.

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    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9zhxeekpy...Zb9lDzWUa?dl=0

    Just added a new polka "Marsicovetere Polka in Festa" composed by De Stefano in honor of his birthplace; it is arranged by his brother-in-law Basil Milano, and performed by Norman Giorno Calapristi (G) and Joe Grosso (M1). Transcription from Norman's grandfather Luigi Giorno which I inserted into a readable PDF. Have fun!
    New index is also in the above folder " Vintage Italian Audio recordings"

    The PDF is housed in the De Stefano folder. You should find that link in a previous post.

    I was unable to upload the manuscript. will try later. nice photo of the town attached.
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    The big music names in Italian immigrant music history! Joseph Gioč, Giuseppe Tarantola and Alessandra Sisca! I just uploaded the sheet music, dedicated to and named for "Cordiferro." It's a polka-schottische featuring the Scottish snap. The link below takes you to Tarantola (with the Sei Mafiusi) offering his magnificent interpretation through his unmistakable full-throated clarinet.

    "Cordiferro" is housed in the MISCELLANEOUS folder as it was published by Catalano.

    Cordiferro was Alessandro Sisca's pseudonym. He and his brother ran a radical newspaper "Folia" and Sisca was a Neapolitan poet whose lyrics graced the sheet music that Enrico Caruso made famous in America. "Cor 'ngrato" stands at the apex of Neapolitan music shaped by the poetry of Italian immigrants such as Sisca.

    Gioč sent the sheet music to Luigi Giorno's home in Germantown, Philadelphia. Giorno played not only mandolin but clarinet and saxophone in the dance ensembles he conducted. Often, the composers inscribed their sheet music with an affectionate greeting. The first mandolin part is all that survived--more than 100 years later.


    https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.p...743-Cordiferro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandophile View Post
    "Cor 'ngrato" stands at the apex of Neapolitan music shaped by the poetry of Italian immigrants such as Sisca....
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    Un posto a parte merita la celeberrima Core 'ngrato, musicata da Salvatore Cardillo e pietra miliare della canzone napoletana. Questa potente lirica, struggente ed emozionante, č stata interpretata da moltissimi tenori di successo quali Enrico Caruso, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo e José Carreras.

    That's what I know. Add: fisarmonica players everywhere.

    Saddest song ever. Through melody and lyrics. By a considerable margin.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp5j02f_AIk

    "Cor 'ngrato" the most heart-wrenching passionate Neapolitan canzone. Yours truly and my tenor Michael Van Why

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