On our upcoming Restrospective Concert, ECMC will sing Saltarelle by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921). Saltarelle is a musical setting of a poem by Émile Deschamps for men’s chorus. The French word, saltarelle, comes from the Italian saltarello, which is a traditional Italian dance, usually in a fast triple meter. Saltarello derives from the Italian verb saltare, which means to jump or to skip.
Saltarelle is a call to the people of Romagna to leave the mountains and plains and to come dance and sing. Here is a performance by the Empire City Men’s Chorus from our 2016 Free & Easy Concert with the text translation below.Read More