THE MUSIC BOX October 24, 2021

Erasmo (Orazio) Aiello, tenor

Melinda Coffey Armstead, piano & organ

Photo of Erasmo (Orazio) Aiello, tenor
Erasmo (Orazio) Aiello, tenor
Photo of Melinda Coffey Armstead
Melinda Coffey Armstead

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.
RLA