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Folk Music from Italy

Various Artists
Folk Music from Italy

These rare recordings of Italian folk music were made by Walther Hennig in 1954. The album includes unusual examples of songs and dances from Sardinia, Sicily, Capri, and the “Albanian” villages of southern Italy. Various tarantellas peppered throughout the recording reflect the musical characteristics of their respective regions. To capture the true sounds of Italy, Hennig turned to cobblers and farmers, who make their music on the job. This compilation is recorded ethnography that extends to the furthest reaches of Italy, revealing its expansive musical diversity.

Track Listing

101
Canto Lugudorese n/a 3:33
102
Ballo degli Sposi n/a 1:16
103
Canto alla Tempiesina n/a 2:12
104
Bonas Dies Comare n/a 2:32
105
Tarantella n/a 0:54
106
Cose Nostre n/a 3:06
107
Importanza di San Giuliano n/a 3:37
201
Country Polka n/a 2:07
202
Lu Me Sceccu n/a 2:43
203
U Suli Sinni Va n/a 1:17
204
U Zibibbio n/a 2:40
205
Pastorale di Natale n/a 2:28
206
Si Maritau Rosa n/a 3:24
207
Tarantella n/a 1:17
208
Country Festival Music n/a 2:33
301
Prim' Amore Quando Ti Ho Vista la Prima Volta, Il (Albanese Love Song) n/a 1:15
302
Aria Nova n/a 2:35
303
Stornelli alla Romana n/a 2:38
304
Per Dispetto di Mamma n/a 1:54
305
Ballo Sardo n/a 1:13
306
Alla Bella Dormente (Albanese Song) n/a 6:50
401
La Pierina (Albanese Song) n/a 2:19
402
Supra 'Na Petra Vurrai 'Ssittari n/a 5:02
403
Adorata n/a 2:09
404
Pastorale n/a 2:34
405
Shepherd's Melody n/a 1:20
406
Pastorale n/a 1:24

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