Sheet Music: 'O sole mio

Title'O sole mio
Alternate titlesMy Sunshine
There's No Tomorrow
It's Now or Never
Down from His Glory
ComposerEduardo Di Capua (1865–1917)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature2/4
Tempo72 BPM
Performance time2:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2014-12-05
Last updated2014-12-05
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20th century, Serenades


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Friday 5 December 2014

Tune of the Day: 'O sole mio

Neapolitan song, arranged for flute and piano

This globally known melody was written in 1898 by Italian composer and singer Eduardo di Capua. While there are many versions of the lyrics, “’O sole mio” is usually sung in the original Neapolitan language. The title is the Neapolitan equivalent of standard Italian “Il sole mio”, which translates literally as “my sunshine”.

“’O sole mio” has been performed and covered by many artists, including famous opera singers Enrico Caruso, Rosa Ponselle, Beniamino Gigli, and Mario Lanza. Luciano Pavarotti even won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance for his rendition.

Thanks to Bryan for suggesting this tune!