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Italian Folk Music, Vol.1: Piedmont, Emelia, Lombardy

Various Artists
Italian Folk Music, Vol.1: Piedmont, Emelia, Lombardy

Folklorist Alan Lomax, who collected many of the selections on the album, provides a historical introduction to the northern Italian regions represented here by their rural singers and bands—and even cattle (the first track features “a whole orchestra of bells” sounding around the necks of cows as villagers move the animals to mountain pastures for the summer). Love songs, lullabies, tarantellas and waltzes, patriotic songs, ballads, yodeling, and drinking songs capture life marked by community and tradition.

Liner notes include some translations of lyrics, informative context for each track, and a bibliography (in Italian).

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"From Tarantella to Tyrol: A Tour of Italian Folk Music"

Track Listing

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Piedmont: The bells of Alpine cattle Bells hanging from cattle 2:51
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102
Piedmont: Montagnes Valdotaines Small artisan chorus 2:06
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103
Piedmont: Paparone (Tarantella) Piedmontese musicians, singers 1:10
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Piedmont: Nen Marìa nostra frighietta Three older female singers 2:00
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105
Piedmont: Ninì, mon pupôn (lullaby) Maria Glany 0:31
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106
Piedmont: A la santé de Noé Worker-artisan mixed chorus 1:12
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107
Piedmont: La blanchisseuse Worker-artisan mixed chorus 2:21
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108
Piedmont: Jodoler (Yodeling Song) Alpine musicians, female yodelers 1:54
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109
Piedmont: Che Bel Felice Incontro Seven Piedmontese female singers 2:06
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110
Piedmont: Quei Cacciatori Seven Piedmontese female singers 2:02
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111
Piedmont: La Ricciola (Waltz) Tonco village artesan band 1:25
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112
Piedmont: Eviva il Monfrâ! Monferrato musicians 1:21
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201
Piedmont: Monferrina (Folk Dance) Tonco village artesan band 1:26
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202
Piedmont: Maria Giuanna (Drinking Song) Piedmontese musicians, singers 2:23
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203
Emilia: Io parto per l'America Emilian mixed chorus 1:41
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204
Emilia: Voga, voga Lombardy mixed chorus 2:25
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205
Lombardy: A March Lombardy panpipe band 2:34
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206
Lombardy: Ouverture from Rigoletto Lombardy panpipe band 2:50
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207
Lombardy: O Pinota (Ballad) Female rice harvesters: Delfia, Marva, Aida, Letisia, Rita, Silvana 3:04
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208
Lombardy: Ninna Nanna (Lullaby) Celeste Cappelli 2:30
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209
Lombardy: L'é 'rivato un bastimento Giua Bonetti, female singers 2:16
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210
Emilia: Trescone (Folkdance) Riolunato artisan violinist, guitarist, dance caller 1:41
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