Friday, December 20, 2013

Italian Christmas carol- Tu scendi dalle stelle

Italians do not have the rich Christmas carol tradition of English-speaking folks, but Tu scendi dalle stelle is known throughout Italy and justly popular. The 18th century song was historically performed with the zampogna, the Italian bagpipes. Here are some versions.

Luciano Pavarotti:

Renata Scotto:

Andrea Bocelli: