O sole mio Piano Sheet Music

Eduardo Di Capua

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Arrangements of O sole mio

Eduardo Di Capua Piano Solo G Major2 47/100 (Ambitious) £3.50
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Eduardo Di Capua Piano Solo G Major2 33/100 (Beginner) £3.00

Information about the piece

O sole mio is a globally renowned Neapolitan song that carries the charm of Italy in its melody. The song, translated as My Sun in English, was composed by Neapolitan songwright Eduardo Di Capua. The lyrics were written by Giovanni Capurro, a poet and dramatist.

Composed in 1898, the essence of O sole mio invokes feelings of love and joviality. The song opens with the enchanting splendour of a sunny day in Naples, the sun being a metaphor for the singer's love. It then transitions to a poignant longing for this radiant 'sun' in the second verse, and resolves with tie-ins to the theme of longing prevalent in Neapolitan song tradition.

Interesting Facts:

  • O sole mio uses the classic 2/4 time signature common of Neapolitan songs.
  • This song has been covered by countless artists, and became a signature tune for opera greats like Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti. Even Elvis Presley did an adaptation: It's Now or Never.

For piano players seeking to enrich their repertoire with the intoxicating melodies of O sole mio, we offer an intermediate version of the sheet music to purchase and download, providing an opportunity to explore the famous emotional melodic lines.

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