Thursday, December 13, 2018
Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle (You Come Down from the Stars)
This gorgeous seven-inch Italian picture record, sort of a semi-flexi disc, showed up for me at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift that I go to all the time. Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle (You Come Down from the Stars) is an Italian Christmas carol written in 1732.
"Homage of the orphans of the Desenzano del Garda to their benefactors" says the reverse side. There's a long introduction spoken by a young boy, and I don't understand a word, but it's wonderful to listen to. This is followed by a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the carol. A gem.
Click here to hear: You Come Down from the Stars