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Trooper's Serenade

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dirigent

 Genre: Classical

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Description
Music: Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Vocals: Dirigent

The original text is sung by a German soldier who can speak very little Italian. This fact is given very well in the lyrics, which resemble exactly a strong German accent (even in modern Italian). The text has many double meanings, extremely difficult to transpose in other languages. The skill of the author exploits the limited language of the soldier, using simple expressions that help him to achieve an extremely funny monologue.

The artwork is taken from a 2000 year old wall-painting from Pompeji (1st century).
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Lyrics
Matona, mia cara, Mi follere canzon,
Cantar sotto finestra, Lantze bon compagnon.
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.

Ti prego m'ascoltare, che mi cantar de bon,
E mi ti foller bene, come greco e capon.
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.

Comandar alle cacce, cacciar, cacciar con le falcon,
Mi ti portar becacce, grasse come rognon.
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.

Se mi non saper dire, tante belle razon,
Petrarcha mi non saper, Ne fonte d'Helicon.
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.

Se ti mi foller bene, mi non esser poltron,
Mi ficcar tutta notte urtar, urtar, urtar come monton,
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.

English Translation:
My lovely Lady, I want a song to sing
Under your window: this lancer is jolly fellow!
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.

Please listen to me, because I'm singing well
And I'm fond of you, like a ram is of a sheep!
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.

When I go hunting, I hunt with the falcon,
And I'll bring you a woodcock, as fat as a kidney
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.

I cannot tell you many elegant things,
I know nothing of Petrarch, nor the Fountain of Helicon
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.

If you'll love me I won't be lazy
I will fuck all night long, I will thrust like a ram
Don don don, diri diri, don don don don.
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Hits: 8411
Comments: 12
Fans: 11
Plays: 192
Downloads: 126

Uploaded: Aug 03, 2008 - 09:46:15 AM
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2008 - 09:46:15 AM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 06:54:55 AM
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Comments
Skean said 3400 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Hey
Hove cool is this.. hahaha.. You nail it my friend this is very very cool in many ways.. Terrific :D

Take care
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Kenta
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michael2 said 3400 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
dude
i always love your stuff. the arrangements just slay me. and this one has some amazing lyrics as well "thrust like a ram;" classic. it's like the original incarnation of Spinal Tap: I will hunt, kill and screw like a man. great job, I love how you manage to mix such chops with humor. you're kind of a genius bro, no constructive criticism here.
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peacepiano said 3400 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Another
Another of these wonderful vocal pieces. Your pitch control as you harmonize with yourself is impressive.

Thanks
Bill
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magnatone said 3400 days ago (August 3rd, 2008)
Troopers Serenade
I'm with Michael - totally totally slayed. Extraordinary!
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Reinholt56 said 3400 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Hi Dirigent....
I thought that this piece was super.

There are parts that reminded me of early English music and so I really enjoyed listening to it.

Take care.

Paul
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said 3400 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
Trooper's Seranade
dirigent Your just awsome you could never make a song sound horrible. 'for a change could you' LOL I doubt it !!! Not heard one by you that I did not think was really awsome. Loved this one also. Thank you for another good download. You Rock :)

Peace Dee
alfalpha said 3400 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
diri, diri don, don,,,,HEH!
Lovely stuff, yet again!

...what a lovely tune...faved!
Cheers!
Alf
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sloparts said 3399 days ago (August 4th, 2008)
The "Master" of Choral,
does it again. There are few who can do what you do at all, much less with such purity of voice and harmony.

This is wonderfully rich and harmonic, and at the same time fun and funny.

Kudos my friend for another extremely good piece of work.

Ed
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jiguma said 3398 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Andreas!
This is just beautiful - an amazing performance and a seamlessly beautiful recording.

As you know, your posts at MJ have led me to appreciate and enjoy a totally different type of music.

I really look forward to these posts of yours - totally professional, endlessly intriguing and timelessly imaginative.

Prima!
Neil
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guitapick said 3398 days ago (August 5th, 2008)
Bravo!
Inspirational...

;)


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composerclark said 3395 days ago (August 8th, 2008)
Sex
Fantastic! And hilarious too; these lyrics could be turned into a rap, I think!

Re: your picture... you mean they were having sex 2,000 years ago? THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING!!!

;-)

Oh, and it goes without saying, but beautiful singing and harmony.
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dirigent said 3395 days ago (August 9th, 2008)
2000 years of Sex
Thanks for stopping by.
I just choose this picture to show why this German trooper is fond of Italy. Ok it's shallow - but I think this guy is shallow ...
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LunaTrick said 3379 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
Fantastic....
I truly look forward to hearing each of choral pieces - keep them coming!
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Name: Andreas Herrmann
Location: Munich Bavaria Germany
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Born 1963 in Munich, Germany. I've been working as a freelancing musician since 1980 and as honorary professor of choral conducting since 1995. At the University I'm teaching choral conductors, church musicians and composers, especially composers who... [see more]

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