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Tu Non Mi Conosci (You Don't Know Me)

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This is the gregorian chant like version of my aria, Tu Non Mi Conosci. It's something I improvised in the first place but in my lyric soprano voice. In this instance, I've redone it using my contralto and mezzo soprano voices and left out the instrumental music entirely. I've also added harmonies. I find it really soothing and stimulating at the same time. Hope you like it.
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Italian: tu non mi conosci
il mio cuore è chiuso a coloro che mi colpiscono
la vita che ho condotto è una vita di dolore
ma con la mia forza posso vivere di nuovo

tu non mi possiedi
il mio amore è chiuso a coloro che, nonostante me,
mi hanno ordinato di nascondere
questa vita di lacrime per tutti questi anni

tu non mi vedi
la vita che ho vissuto è più di quello che si possa credere
sei sordo alle mie parole
sei ciecho a miei pensieri
tu non mi conosci


you don't know me
my heart is closed to those who strike me
the life I've led is one of pain
but with my strength I live again

you don't own me
my love is closed to those who spite me
this life of tears for all these years
has bidden me to hide

you don't see me
the life I have lived is more
than you would believe
you are deaf to my words
you are blind to my thoughts
you don't know me
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carlajpatterson said 2452 days ago (January 1st, 2013)
Link to the original aria
Here's a link to the original aria I wrote and performed (high voice, bel canto style) - including the things I did in Italian which didn't work - the chant version has the corrections Italian friends made for me ;) :

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Char said 2452 days ago (January 1st, 2013)
Carla. Great control and brava on singing in Italian. Thank you.
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Char said 2452 days ago (January 1st, 2013)
I'm listening to the high vocal. The music accompaniment is so bright and you matched it. It has a different flavor from this version. I think in that instance, the person is in a better place and can move on from the heartbreak. Thanks.
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alackbass said 2452 days ago (January 1st, 2013)
Tu Non Mi Conosci (You Don't Know Me)
Wow! We don't hear stuff like this around here every day! Impressive!
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Alannah said 2452 days ago (January 1st, 2013)
Wow ....
I really enjoyed this ! You have great vocal control ....
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Garni said 2451 days ago (January 2nd, 2013)
Tu Non Mi Conosci
Nice to see you over here at MJ Carla.
Amazing vocals you deliver us with.

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davisamerica said 2451 days ago (January 2nd, 2013)
... u r a gem lady. Whot ever happened to icomps tv??
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TennesseeVic said 1747 days ago (December 7th, 2014)
I believe strictly speaking this is more to be classified as organum than chant. The parallel fifths and such were a stage that western music had to go through at some point, and then they were declared anathema. Isn't that strange?

Your track is partly believable as 12th century music, and then suddenly there is a chromatic passing tone that brands it as either very modern, or as something not quite western. In all, I definitely enjoyed this.
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