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A Ceppo si faceva un Presepino

World / Ethnic/Italian • 2018 • Lyricist: Gabriele d'Annunzio • Alternative Title: We used to make a small Manger

A Ceppo si faceva un Presepino

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Seller Joan Yakkey
PDF, 218.2 Kb ID: SM-000371050 Upload date: 08 Sep 2019
Piano, Keyboard, Female choir: Soprano, Alto; Children’s choir: Soprano, Alto
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Accompanying piano, Duo, Choir
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
F major
1 to 1 from 1
Joan Yakkey
An Italian Christmas poem by Gabriele D'Annunzio arranged for Chorus or duet with 2 children's or 2 women's voices and keyboard accompaniment.

A Ceppo si faceva un presepino con la sua brava stella inargentata, coi Magi, coi pastori, per benino e la campagna tutta infarinata.

La sera io recitavo un sermoncino con una voce da messa cantata, e per quel mio garbetto birichino buscavo baci e pezzi di schiacciata.

Poi verso tardi tu m'accompagnavi alla nonna con dir: “Stanotte L'Angelo ti porterà chi sa che bei regali!”. E mentre i sogni m'arridean soavi, tu piano, piano mi venivi a mettere confetti e soldarelli fra' i guanciali.


At the stump of a tree we used to make a manger with its valiant silver star, with the Wise Men and Shepherds properly placed and the countryside all dusted over.

In the evening I recited a short sermon with a voice as if singing a mass, and for this gracious vivacity I received kisses and pieces of flatbread.

Then, towards evening, you brought me to my Grandmother saying: "Tonight the Angel will bring you very beautiful gifts"! And as dreams gently smiled on me, you softly, softly came to me to put candy and coins under my pillows.
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