[SCA-Dance] La Vita e Bella (pun intended)

Tim McDaniel tmcd at panix.com
Wed Aug 15 16:17:23 EDT 2012

On Wed, 15 Aug 2012, Alexander Clark <alexbclark at pennswoods.net> wrote:
> BTW, if anyone gets to do this with Thyra before she is crowned and
> becomes a Dancing Queen, be sure to greet her with a hearty
> "Buongiorno, Principessa!"
> On 8/15/12, I wrote:
>> I just had a horrible idea, and I had to do something about it. The
>> results are below.
>> La Vita e Bella
>> perpetrated by Henry of Maldon (Alex Clark)
>> To the tune of Bella Gioiosa, with the Ritornello played (three
>> repeats) after every playing of the main theme, as if it were a
>> chorus.

I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar enough with cascarde and don't know
Thyra -- why is this "a horrible idea", and what's the
significance/pun of "Life is Good" (if I'm interpreting the Italian
correctly)?  At a glance, it looked pretty close to Bella Gioiosa.

Denyel Lincoln
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com

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