THE MUSIC BOX October 24, 2021
Erasmo (Orazio) Aiello, tenor
Melinda Coffey Armstead, piano & organ
Prelude: I’ Te Vurria Vasà . . . V. Russo/E. Di Capua & A. Mazzucchi Core ‘Ngrato . . . S. Cardillo . . . Non Ti Scordar Di Me . . . E. de Curtis Con Te Partiró . . . L. Quarantotto/F. Sartori
Offertory: The Prayer . . . Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster . . . Alberto Testa & Tony Renis
Postlude: Allegro . . . Domenico Zipoli (1688-1726)
Orazio Aiello, a passionate fellow,
Italian’s his music, the language of song.
It’s not in his nature to belt it or bellow.
Bel canto! Andante! He never goes wrong!
(He also bakes bread that is fragrant and mellow; Palermo, his bakery, attracts a big throng.)
You might liken his voice to the sound of a cello You feel, not just hear; it’s so warm, yet so strong.