The Music of Torricella Peligna


Dan I have not figured out this link for audio file yet

Click on the ‘PLAY’ button above for a musical accompaniment

Bar Penna NeraMarziale D’Ulisse, ??, Nicola Piccoli

Francine Piccoli Ransdell plays and sings this selection.  She learned to play and sing from her father, Nicola Piccoli (on the right, in this photo from 1981).

Nicola emigrated
to California, but often visited Torricella and performed at the Bar Penna Nera.

This music is Francine’s tribute to her father and his love of Torricella.

A Musica Pagina ~ To Music Page

Dan Should we change the link text to say like “For More Music” or something
  Faccemace nu bicchiere  ( parlato) 

Questo vino ha un colorito belle 
beviamo alla salute di tutti quanti di Torricella(cantato)
Sto vino piace a tutti 
piace pure a la maestra
ci da la mano destra
e sempre allegri ci fa sta
Facemmece nu bicchiere
facemmecele mo
Ca mo ci’avemo lu tempe
e n’altra volte noE l’acqua fa male e lu vine e lu vine fa ben cantà

Lets have a glass of wine  (spoken)

This wine has a beautiful colour
s drink to the health of everyone from Torricella(sung)Everyone likes this wine
Even the Teacher likes it
It gives us the right hand
and it makes us always be merry
Lets drink a glass
Let us do it now
Because now we have the time

But another time, no
And water is bad for you and wine makes you sing well

Musica e parole di ignoti Composition and lyrics: unknown authors
English translation: MARION APLEY PORRECA