Traditional Italian Funeral Songs Sung By Maria Pellicano
Coming from an italian traditional Calabrese family with a mother who was raised in a convent who played piano and sang from a very early stage in life, I have learnt to appreciate beautiful singing and practiced traditional italian songs for masses and special events such as Funerals since a young age. Songs create memories and these memories are carried in our lives forever. Every time I hear an old italian songs whether its a religious italian funeral song or a traditional italian funeral song the melodies and lyrics seem to resonate a nostalgic feeling of italy.
Growing up in the Roman Catholic church and playing my guitar and singing in masses I was taught how to sing and communicate with a spiritual tonality in my singing. Now when I sing I feel that there is a creative environment that brings hope and peace to those who are listening. I am always complemented and those who attend the funerals as they are so blessed that they have been truely been emotional moved and inspired. When selecting songs with the families involved, I will generally make sure
I am singing some of the favourite songs such as Ave Maria or The Prayer or Time to say goodbye. These are the favourites. I also often have sung Vaggio Della Vita (also known as Prendimi Per Mano Dio Mio). Here are a list of Catholic Italian songs you would possible select when arranging an Italian Funeral Singer. IL Mio Pastor (Psalm) Ave Maria ( schubert) Alleluia (Gospel Acclamation) E Giunta L’ora Nelle Tue Mani ( offertory) Quando Nell’ombra Padre Nostro Non ti dimentichero (Isaiah 49) (offertory) Signore Pieta Una Spiga Dorato Santo Santo Santo Tu ci hai redenti (Memorial Acclamation) Agnelo di Dio Io Credo Risorgero Amen Io Vo Narrar (amazing grace) Grande Se Tu (how great thou art) Have listen to a selection of
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For the past 25 years, I have empowered the potential of the human voice in myself and others. Voice presence and power is very important to me. I love developing the confidence and uniqueness of my students. I am the director of SingOut Singing and Performance School in Melbourne where I teach singing online and in my studio. Click here to find out more about taking singing lessons. If you have ever wondered if you can sing, I can recomend that even one lesson can give you an idea of what your voice can do. Someone once told me that everyone secretly would love to sing, but most people hesitate and think that cannot sing.
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If you would like to have business voice coaching Click Here. If you are interested in learning to be a public speaker click here Being a singer has enable me to meet many people and develop a singing school and coaching practice. I love special events so I regularly sing for funerals and wedding. What I love most is the wonderful feedback I regularly receive and how my voice is meaningful and penetrates people’s hearts. When I sing I want to make a difference in people’s lives. Here are a few testimonies:
“Hi Maria I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful singing today at dads service. It was beautiful. God bless Angela Randello” ” Maria is exquisite. Her professionalism, organization, musical skills and beautiful heart. She performed at our mothers 80th bday at the nursing home and recently at our father’s funeral. Both were the highlights. we would highly recommend her for any event that needs a touch of the Italian spirit” With so much gratitude the Staffieri Family. ♡♡♡”
Traditional Italian Funeral Songs on this link. Also check out lots more of my recordings here. If you would like to book me for your special event contact me on 0409 187601. Thank you for reading this blog and I look forward to hearing from you.