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

Alexander Clark alexbclark at pennswoods.net
Wed Aug 15 22:10:22 EDT 2012

On 8/15/12, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
> 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.

With a grave accent, the title would mean "Life is Beautiful" (like
the movie). Without, it means "La Vita [di Cholino] and Bella

And "Buongiorno, Principessa!" is a quote from _La Vita è Bella_.


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