Sheet Music: Caro mio ben

TitleCaro mio ben
Alternate titlesThou, All My Bliss
Dearest, Believe
Come Once Again
O Maiden Dear
ComposerTommaso Giordani (1730–1806)
Also attributed toGiuseppe Giordani (1751–1798)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyE-flat major
Time signature4/4
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time2:10
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-11-12
Last updated2016-11-12
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Saturday 12 November 2016

Tune of the Day: Caro mio ben

by Giordani, transcribed for flute and piano

Unlike many classical Italian songs, “Caro mio ben” does not come from an opera, but, rather, was composed as a stand-alone concert piece. Until recently, the popular arietta was ascribed to Naples-born composer Giuseppe Giordani (1751–1798). However, scholars now consider his older brother Tommaso Giordani, or his father Giuseppe Giordani senior, more likely to be the aria's composer.

My dear beloved,
Believe me at least this much,
Without you, languishes my heart.
Your faithful one always sighs;
Cease, cruel one, so much punishment.

Thanks to Jon for suggesting this piece!