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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Buon Natale – Happy Christmas – Italian Christmas Music Selection 2011

 
                                               

This will be my last post until well into the New Year as for the next few weeks  I will be busy devoting myself to celebrating the Christmas and New Year holidays with family and friends as I imagine will most of you who visit ‘News From Italy’.
I decided that while I am away I will do the same as last year and leave you with a selection of Italian Christmas music to listen to. Hopefully there will be something among my selection to every ones taste. I look forward to returning in 2012  towards the end of January and continuing to share our little piece of Italy with you all.
Along with my husband David I wish each and every one of you
Buon Natale – Happy Christmas 

My first choice this year is a beautiful rendition of one of Italy’s favourite Christmas songs ‘From Starry Skies Descending’,

Natale - Christmas - Tu scendi dalle stelle

Uploaded by lorpre87 on Nov 29, 2008
Next something from a popular Italian singer

Irene Grandi - Buon Natale a tutto il Mondo
Uploaded by cristallodicarbonio on Dec 24, 2008
The title certainly says it all  Merry Christmas to all the World
Italian Lyrics to Buon Natale A Tutto Il Mondo
Dicembre
odore di castagne per le strade
eheheh
Fa freddo e il vento va dicendo nei camini
almeno questa notte
dimentichiamo il male
Buon natale a tutto il mondo
che stanotte veglierà
Buon natale
sotto la neve
ogni casa risplenderà
Se a te nessuno
stanotte vicino sarà
da te la mia voce verrà
Buon natale a tutto il mondo
Buon natale con tutto il cuore
Se a te nessuno
stanotte vicino sarà
da te la mia voce verrà
Buon natale a tutto il mondo
Buon natale con tutto il cuore
Buon natale a tutto il mondo

English Lyrics to Merry Christmas To All The World
December
smell of chestnuts in the streets
eheheh
It's cold and the wind is saying in the fireplaces
at least this night
forget the bad
Merry Christmas to all the world
it will watch tonight
Merry Christmas
under the snow
each house will shine
If any of you
tonight will be near
you will be my voice
Merry Christmas to all the world
Merry Christmas with all my heart
If any of you
tonight will be near
you will be my voice
Merry Christmas to all the world
Merry Christmas with all my heart
Merry Christmas to all the world


A short and sweet catchy little song from Nat King Cole.
Uploaded by dany200786 on Dec 5, 2008
Now for something from Michéal  Casteldo  an Italian born Canadian who has just released a new album Extravergine from which I have chosen one song to share with you. For details of the album and where to purchase visit his Official Website
Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas

Micheal Castaldo - E Nato il Bambino Gesu - What Child is This? From the Extravergine CD.

Uploaded by livecell on Dec 6, 2011
My fifth and sixth choices are from an American  pianist  John Tesh  who although not singing in Italian , just performing some of my favourite Christmas carols, the accompanying films are made in Italy, in one of my favourite regions the Amalfi coast.

Silent Night • John Tesh Christmas in Positano, Italy

Uploaded by TheJohnTeshRadioShow on Dec 1, 2009
Uploaded by TheJohnTeshRadioShow on Dec 2, 2009
There are lots more like this that I would have liked to have shared but I do not want to make the post too long, so here is the link to a list of more  John Tesh Christmas Videos in case you are interested.
My final choice is from a selection of six Christmas song videos  of a children's choir Canzoni di Natale posted by YouTube user Marchetti47, clicking on either link will take you to the rest of the videos. as I have just embedded the first one here.  Lots of familiar tunes which I think you will find you can enjoy without translations.

Natale - canzoni natalizie Italiane - Parte 1°

Uploaded by marchetti47 on Nov 27, 2009
Last year I shared the following songs and the link will take you to the post if you would like to listen to any of them. Italian Christmas Music Selection 2010
Corale Canepa - Astro del Ciel - Silent Night
Natale - Christmas - Tu scendi dalle stelle – You come down from the stars
Irene Grandi – Bianco Natale – White Christmas
White Christmas Jazz 2010 (Gianni Gandi & Orjana)
Andrea Bocelli - Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas (2009) - Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Natale 2010 - Christmas - O Mio Signore - Cliff Richard


free Vintage bird clip art Robin
The  graphics are courtesy of  The Graphics Fairy and all the music was found by conducting a search on YouTube.
I hope you found something to your taste here and I look forward to catching up with you all in 2012.

37 comments:

  1. Sadly I cannot hear any of this with my slow connection!!

    Have a great Christmas and New Year. Are you celebrating here or in the UK. Diane

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  2. Merry Christmas and do hope you have a joyous time thru the holiday period. I will be listening to your music sharings. Thanks. See you in 2012.

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  3. Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel and Glad Jul from the Pacific Northwest to you in Italy.

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  4. Merry Chirstmas Linda, have a wonderful time with family and friends. Thank you for sharing your music list, it is lovely. Speak next year. xx

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  5. Thank you for sharing this wonderful music! I don't speak a lick of Italian (well, a common word here and there) but this reminds me of my immigrant grandparents. Love it! I'm so glad I found your site through Riet's Photoblog!
    Buon Natale!
    Robin

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  6. Joyeux Noel! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. All good things for 2012.

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  7. Lovely post. Wishing you, your husband and all your family a very happy and blessed Christmas and a wonderful 2012. See you next year ;-) All the very best and Lots of Love from London xoxoxo

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  8. Happy Christmas and have a wonderful holidays!

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  9. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best of health and happiness in the New Year. This is a lovely post and very thoughtful I might add. I'll check them out here and there. Thank you!

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  10. Have a wonderful festive season.
    Leon and Sue

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  11. Some quite lovely Christmas music for us to listen to there, Linda. Thank you for sharing it with us. May I take this opportunity of wishing you and all your family a peaceful and happy Christmas. Take care and enjoy the time with your family.

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  12. Lovely selections, Linda. Is this your last post before the festive stop? If so, I wish you the best Christmas of ever! Buon Natale a tutti voi!

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  13. Lindy, have a great Christmas holiday!

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  14. I am listening to your lovely music as I pack for London :) somehow I will have to get up at 5am.

    I wish you and all your loved ones a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas. X Dolly

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  15. I hope you have a truly wonderful and magicial Christmas and thank you for sharing those clips with us I loved them....

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  16. Buon Natale! I will enjoy listening to your music selectiosns as I write out the last of the Christmas cards I am sending this year. The John Tesh selections sound especially wonderful.
    Happy and healthy 2012!

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  17. Hi Linda, have a very Happy Christmas with family and friends!! Very best wishes for 2012. Love Jackie in Surrey.x

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  18. Great post! Buon Natale...! Have you seen the Xmas lights in Rome?

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  19. Have a magical Christmas and I hope 2012 brings you all sorts of enchantment.

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  20. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!!! Laurie and I look forward to the return of the blog next year. You did a fantastic job with the blog, and we learned and experienced a lot. Thank you.

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  21. Thanks for stopping by Anglers Rest. Hope you have a good Christmas too, and we can catch up in the New Year.

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  22. Thank you for the Christmas music. Have a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year. See you next year. :)

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  23. Buona Natale! to you and your family Lindy-Lou
    and a big thank-you for the beautiful selection of Christmas music - it's delightful! xx

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  24. Oh so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Silent Night and Hark the Herald Angels are some of my favourites too. Have a Blessed Christmas.

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  25. This is a great post - I'm so happy you shared this with us. Just yesterday I was scouring through YouTube for some of my favorite Italian Christmas songs....this is just what I was looking for!

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas and a very happy start to the new year. Looking forward to more of your posts in 2012!

    :)

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  26. You spent a lot of time preparing this post to share the music. Thanks and Merry Christmas. Nancy

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  27. Buon Natale Linda. I was just lstening to John Tesh playing on the road to Positano. I know every twist and turn of that place. Beautiful video.

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  28. Your music selections are always lovely, Linda. May you and your family enjoy God's good gifts in abundance this Christmas and throughout the coming year. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
    Lynn

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  29. I love the music here. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. So nice combination.Merry Christmas! Have a great holidays.

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  31. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2012! Enjoy your time with family and friends. Thank you for the wonderful selection of music.

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  32. Wishes you and your family a Christmas filled with joy and a Happy New Year!

    HD Cafe

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    and that all your dreams come true!

    A big hug,
    Elena

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