Pergolesi : Tre giorni son che Nina

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Tre giorni son che Nina

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Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710-1736)
Sheet music for : Viola and piano

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Tre giorni son che Nina

Aria - Canzonetta - For three long days my Nina

This score is a transcription for viola and piano of the famous aria Tre giorni son che Nina by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.

It is set in the key of C minor.

The viola part is appropriate for intermediate-level viola students.

It is to be played in the first three positions.

Tre giorni son che Nina is one of the best-loved arias of the Italian Baroque period.

The lyrics describe the concern of a man for his beloved Nina, who is lying in bed, seriously ill :

For three long days my Nina, my Nina, my Nina
Upon her bed has lain, upon her bed has lain.
Louder and louder, ye players all, awaken my Ninetta,
Awaken my Ninetta, that she may sleep no more.


The aria Tre giorni son che Nina is a beautiful encore piece, and it was often used as such by violinists Fritz Kreisler and Nathan Milstein.

Duration : 02:25

Source : Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Arias.


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