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Parting Words Posted by on Jul 4, 2019

When I was a kid we had a vinyl disk of patriotic folk songs sung by the Alpini, the Italian mountaineering corp famous for its a cappella choirs. I used to listen to this record almost every day because those songs inspired many images in my head, and I would lose myself in them. Amongst…

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Quel Mazzolin Di Fiori Posted by on Aug 21, 2017

Gathered around the old well in Ponticello, the local musician are singing Quel Mazzolin Di Fiori (That Little Bunch Of Flowers), a folk song that I loved as a child. Composed in the second half of the nineteenth century, Quel Mazzolin Di Fiori was to become one of the Alpini’s (Italian mountain troops) favourite songs…

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La Bella Gigogin Posted by on Aug 17, 2011

It’s summer, time for open air events once again. A few evenings ago we went to a free concert in Piazza della Repubblica here in Pontremoli to see our favourite choir perform : Il Coro degli Alpini Monte Sillara di Bagnone, whom I wrote about last year in: il coro degli Alpini. At the end…

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