Sheet Music: Ideale

ComposerPaolo Tosti (1846–1916)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyA major
Time signature4/4
Tempo58 BPM
Performance time3:00
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-08-07
Last updated2011-08-07
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Sunday 7 August 2011

Tune of the Day: Ideale

by F. Paolo Tosti, arranged for flute and piano

Although they were on every singer's lips during the first years of the twentieth century, most of Italian-British composer Francesco Paolo Tosti's songs have since fallen by the wayside. Only a handful of greatest hits, like “Ideale”, have had much sustained popularity. In the original version of this song, the singer describes in romantic terms how he followed an ideal, whether a woman or something more abstract, and begs the ideal to return, “and in your image, a new dawn will shine upon me”.