Souvenir Music from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893

6. L’Addio a Napoli (Farewell to Naples)

Composed by Teodoro Cottrau, arr. G. Valisi

 Very little is known about the composer of this popular sentimental song (and in fact his name is incorrect on the sheet music). Although published without a vocal line, lyrics are included with the music: “Far distant climes now call to me/Adieu to thee, adieu to thee/But though I yield to Fate’s decree/My heart for ever thine must be!”

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Performers: Chris White, piano; Kate Carter, violin.