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The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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- Leoncavallo: PAGLIACCI [Includes RealAudio Selections]
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Act I: Bell Chorus excerpt: "[Don] Din Don" ... to near conclusion of chorus

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra--

Phillippe Flon

February 7 (matinee), 1903

[Slip; Glackens 58.]

The vesper bells sound, and the villagers go off to church. (Shortly after the beginning, there was an untrackable groove on the cylinder.)

[original]

CHORUS

[Don] Din Don Din Don Din Don Din. ecc. ( repeated under the following stanzas: )
Din, Don, suona vespero,
ragazze e garzon,
a coppie al tempio
ci affrettiam.
Din, Don, diggià i culmini
il sol vuol baciar.
Le mamme ci adocchiano,
attenti, compar!
Din, Don, tutto irradiasi
di luce e d'amor!
Ma i vecchi sorvegliano
gli arditi amador!
Le mamme ci adocchiano,
attenti, compar!
Ah! Ah!
Le mamme ci adocchiano,
attenti, compar! ( As the sopranos sing these words, the men repeat earlier phrases. )
Din, Don, ecc.
Din, Don, già suona vespero,
Din, Don, già tutto irradiasi
di luce e d'amor!
E tutto irradiasi
di luce e d'amore!
Le mamme adocchiano
già gli amador!
Ah!

[translation]

CHORUS

Dong, ding, dong, ding, dong, ding, dong, ding, etc. ( repeated under the following stanzas: )
Ding, dong, vespers are sounding,
girls and boys,
in pairs to church
let us hurry.
Ding, dong, already the sun
wants to kiss the western summits.
Our mothers are watching us,
be careful, friends.
Ding, dong, everything is shining
with light and with love!
But the old folks keep an eye on
the bold lovers!
Our mothers are watching us,
be careful, friends!
Ah! Ah!
Our mothers are watching us,
be careful, friends! ( As the sopranos sing these words, the men repeat earlier phrases. )
Ding, dong, etc.
Ding, dong, already vespers are sounding,
Ding, dong, already everything is shining
with light and with love!
And everything is shining
with light and with love!
Our mothers are already watching
the lovers!
Ah!


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