This is a beautiful short aria by Vivaldi. Not only short, it also has a smaller range than most arias, making it easier for your students to learn.
This melody, despite having short repeating lines (the form is AABB), has lovely soaring intervals that make you WANT to sing them! Listen to Victoria Taranova (a Russian singer) in the following still video:
What is the singer saying? "Vieni, vieni, o mio diletto!" This translates as "Come, come, o my delight!"
The rest of the "Vieni, vieni" lyrics,
"che il mio core tutto affetto
Gia t'aspetta e ogn'or ti chiama," means
"that my heart, all affection, already awaits and already calls!"
Here is just the vocal line, with chords, for this beautiful short aria in SIX different keys:
Download Vieni, vieni in key of Bm (the key in which it is usually found...)
One nice thing about this slow but lovely aria is that your students need to learn very few lyrics! And there are no additional verses - only one verse.
Below, find the vocals with piano accompaniment, in six different keys: The first page shows page 1 in the key of C minor:
Below is page 2 of the vocal and piano music, in the key of B minor:
These piano accompaniments are for sale, $5.00 for all 6 accompaniments!
So why should you buy "Vieni" from me, aside from the fact that music stores charge more for just one copy (not counting postage or sales tax!), while I am only charging $5.00 for the right to print unlimited copies (for your students only)?
It is available immediately as a digital download onto your computer.
You don't have to download any new software into your computer in order to download this PDF. I don't know about you, but I hate clogging up my computer with yet another program I didn't know I needed. You just need a version of Adobe Acrobat or another PDF reader, which all computers come with. If you DON'T have Adobe Acrobat or a similar program, then you couldn't download any of my other PDFs either.
The notes and lyrics are a little bigger than the copies currently available in music stores, making reading easier!
Speaking of reading the music, you can print this music on any kind of paper you want, and thus avoid the glare of shiny pages (so irritating for accompanists!).
Write and make notes all over these copies, in red and other colors, without feeling you are spoiling your music for posterity. I dislike messing up my music books, but learning the piece is always the first priority. These printouts will make great working copies.
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Back to Vieni, vieni...
There are some Italian words that will take practice for your students... such phrases as "già t'aspetta e_ognor ti chiama" are tongue-twisters!
Fortunately, there are well-trained singers to listen to and imitate. Search online for Italian singers, preferentially.
Here is a great vocal book that includes Vieni vieni.
There are about 100 pages of Art songs of all periods, from Purcell, Scarlatti and Handel to Vaughan Williams, Gershwin and Copland, plus traditional songs from several countries, including China and Indonesia, in this book.
Male or female, your students will love this beautiful melody and learn new skills in the process of working on it...
Thank you! THANK YOU!!! For keeping the beautiful art of Opera alive! I stumbled upon this site and I'm so happy I did!
Carrie,Voice and Piano Teacher:
This site is FABULOUS. For all the reasons you explain on the site itself--this is exactly what piano teachers need! (I still need to go look at the vocal music). Wow. THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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