7. Santa Lucia
Traditional Neapolitan, arr. G. Valisi
“Santa Lucia” dates from at least the early 19th century. Its original lyrics refer to the Santa Lucia waterfront district of Naples, a languid boat ride there in a cool evening. One of the popular attractions at the Fair was the gondola rides in the main lagoon, and these songs perhaps reminded visitors of this.
Performers: Chris White, piano; Kate Carter, violin.