Commissions

Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle

Composer: Nika Leoni

Arranger: Not Applicable

Publication: Nika Leoni Music (2017)

                     http://www.nikaleoni.com/works.html#choral

Duration: Not Available

Recording: Not Available

Program Notes:

Traditional Italian Christmas carol

Score Sample:

 

Voicing:

Soprano Soloist with SSAA choir

Accompaniment:

Piano

Themes:

​Love, Spirituality, Christmas

 

Lyrics:

Saint Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787)

Tu scendi dalle stelle,
O Re del Cielo,
O Re del Cielo!

E vieni in una grotta al freddo e al gielo,
O Bambino mio divino, ti vedo qui a tremar.
O Dio beato, Oh!

Quanto ti costo l'avermi amato!

Tu, del mondo il creatore,
O mio Signore, o mio Signore!
Mancano panni e fuoco, o caro pargoletto.

Caro, o caro Signore!

O Bambino mio divino, ti vedo qui a tremar.
O Dio beato, Oh!
Quanto ti costo l'avermi amato!

O mio Signore!

O Dio beato,
O quanto ti costo l'avermi amato!
O mio Signore!

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