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Amici Forever Album


The Opera Band (2004)
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based on Sarabande by George Friedrich Händel

This adaptation by James Shearman and Sam Babenia takes the melody of
Händel's Sarabande and transforms it into an edgy, powerful track written
especially for Amici forever.

Cala la notte
La luna brilla
Lei mormora nel buio
Il nome d'un altro
Bramae passione, l'alma accende
Maundub-bio mi viene
I say another prayer in the night

Alcielo sale
Rottoil silenzio
Nel cor il desir agli angeli svela
L'amorsem bra forte

Ce'doal dolore
Maundubbio
Mi miene
I say another prayer in the night

Destatiamor, guardami ben
Parli di lui nei sogni tuoi
Al trove sei?
Che vedior su?
Vacuo viso l'ombradi me?

Cala la notte
La luna brilla lei
Mormora nel buio
Il nome d'un altro

We shared emotions
Found new horizons,
but now doubt pervades me
I say another prayer in the night.

Music by James Shearman
Lyrics by Sam Babenia
Published by AE Copyrights, Ltd.
Orchestrated by James Shearman
Programming by Yuki Yamamoto
Additional percussion and programming by Nick Patrick
Recorded by Matt Howe
Produced by James Shearman and Sam Babenia
Additional production by Nick Patrick

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Unchained Melody first became an international chart-topper by The Righteous
Brothers in the 1960s. Three decades later, it swept the world once again when
it was featured in the Academy Award®-winning movie Ghost. Amici forever's
unique interpretation, in Italian, gives a glorious new lease on life to one of
the most enduring love songs of the 20th century.

Non ho piú catene ma solo piange
il cuor lonta no da te
Non ho piú catene perché so che
il tuo amor so per me

E so che un di ti rivedrò
Ti stringero ancor

Guardo il ciel e so, dove sei cosa fai
E dovunque andrai senti rai

I sospiri miei che per ter sol per te
Parlano d'amor, del mio amor

Non ho piú catene ma solo piange
il cuor lontano da te
Non ho piú catene perché so che
il tuo amor é so per me

E so che un di ti rivedrò
Ti stringero ancor

Music by Alex North
Original lyrics by Hy Zaret
Italian lyrics by Panzeri-Nomen
Published by MPL Communications, Ltd.
Additional percussion and programming
by Nick Patrick
Original production and arrangements by
Steve Higgins, Nick Garrett, and Matt Howe
Produced by Nick Patrick

. . .



A rousing, modern love song with a Latin feel.

Dedicato a chi colpevole o innocente
Perso in questo mare
Si e arreso alla corrente
Chi non e mai sta vincente

Dedicato a chi aspetta una speranza
Davanti ad un dolore
Nel freddo di una stanza
Dedicato a chi cerca la sua liberta

Canto alla vita
Alla sua bellezza
Ad ogni sua ferita
Ogni sua bellezza bellezza

I sing to life and to its tragic beauty
To pain and to strife and all that
dances through me
The rise and the fall I've lived through it all

Dedicato a chi l'ha sempre in aridita
Come impossessato uscita fra le dita
Era sempre gia finita

Canto alla vita
Negli occhi tuoi riflessa
Facile e infinita
Terra noi promessa

Canto alla vita
Canto a dolce e fiera
A questo nostro viaggio
Ch'ancora ci incatena
Ci chiama

Dubitare mai
Tu non lasciarla mai
Non dubitare mai
Tu non lasciarla mai da sola
Da sola

Ancora

Canto alla vita
Negli occhi tuoi reflessa
Facile e infinita
Terra noi promessa

Canto alla vita
Canto a dolce e fiera
A questo nostro viaggio
Ch'ancora ci incatena

Ci chiama.

Music by Antonio Galbiati and Giuseppe Dettori
Lyrics by Cheope
Published by BMG Ricordi Spa/EMI Music Publishing Italia/SRL/L'Asparagosas
Orchestra
Additional percussion and programming
by Nick Patrick
Arranged and conducted by Nick Ingman
Produced by Nick Patrick

. . .



Fusing two contrasting vocal styles, this beautiful, contemporary song is
sung both in English (by Geoff) and Italian (by David and Nick).

Vita mia
Quanta vita c'e
Dentro questi occhi in me

There've been times in my life
When I couldn't see a difference
In pain, or in joy, or in sun, or in rain
It just seemed the same

But I'm only human
Branded by ambition
But I'm going to make it count

Vita mia
Quanta vita c'e
Ce nell'rosso acceso in me

Vita sia
Come un nuovo canto
Ora che, muoio per te

So many intentions
In life I could have followed
Here and now is how
I'll live every moment
Unafraid of what life gives
Respect things I don't understand

Vita sia
La tua vita in me

Written by Peter Wolf, Michelle Wolf and Zucchero Fornaciari
Published by Copyright Control/BMG Music Publishing, Ltd./Universal Music
Publishing, Ltd.
Additional percussion and programming by Nick Patrick
Orchestra arranged and conducted by Nick Ingman
Produced by Nick Patrick

. . .


(Theme from Band of Brothers)

The Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks-produced epic World War II television
series Band of Brothers is based on a true story adapted from the best-selling
book by Stephen Andrews. The story depicts a
regiment of U.S. army soldiers who parachute into France on D-Day, and climaxes
with their daring
capture of Hitler's fortified mountain retreat in Bavaria. The music was
composed by the award-
winning Michael Kamen, and the new lyrics are by English songwriter Frank Musker.

You never lived to see
What you gave to me
One shining dream of hope and love
Life and liberty

With a host of brave unknown soldiers
For your company, you will live forever
Here in our memory

In fields of sacrifice
Heroes paid the price
Young men who died for old men's wars
Gone to paradise

We are all one great band of brothers
And one day you'll see we can live together
When all the world is free

I wish you'd lived to see
All you gave to me
Your shining dream of hope and love
Life and liberty

We are all one great band of brothers
And one day you'll see - we can live together
When all the world is free

Music by Michael Kamen
Lyrics by Frank Musker
Published by Music Sounds Better / BMG Music
Publishing UK Ltd./ Copyright Control/ Sony /
K-Man Corp./ ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
Additional percussion and programming
by Nick Patrick
Orchestra arranged and conducted
by Nick Ingman
Produced by Nick Patrick

. . .


based on Pavane by Gabriel Fauré

Originally written in 1887, Fauré's familiar Pavane is given a contemporary
adaptation by Canadian songwriter Amy Sky, who adds a haunting chorus melody and
her own evocative lyrics.

I was yours before the first morn broke
Before the sun that woke the earth
And I was yours before rain kissed the ground
Before the first dawn's sound was heard

I'll be the whisper of angels
And I'll be the frost on your glass
And I'll be the shadows at twilight
I'll be your first your last

I'm the rush-the fire in your veins
Across the desert plains I ride
I'm the ache the sound that midnight makes
A streak of star across the sky

I'll be the whisper of angels
And I'll be the frost on your glass
And I'll be the shadows at twilight
I'll be your first your last

Written and conceived by Amy Sky
Published by Copyright Control/Dharma Music
Additional percussion and programming
by Nick Patrick
Original production and arrangements by
Steve Higgins, Nick Garrett, and Matt Howe
Produced by Nick Patrick

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(Au fond du temple Saint)
from Les pêcheurs de perles by Georges Bizet

Hailed by many as the finest tenor-baritone duet in the entire operatic
repertoire, this version-arranged for Amici Forever-is sung by David and Nick.
Two fishermen, Nadir and Zurga, meet again after a long absence. Their
friendship was once threatened by mutual love for a beautiful priestess, but
they affirm that their sworn oath of loyalty has never since been broken.

NADIR
Au fond du temple saint
Paré de fleurs et d'or
Une femme apparaît!
Je crois la voir encore!

ZUGRA
Une femme apparaît!
Je crois la voir encore!

NADIR
La foule prosternée
La regarde, entonée
Et murmure tous bas:
Voyez, c'est la déesse!
Qui dans l'ombre se dresse
Et vers nous tend les bras!

ZURGA
Son voile se soulève!
Ô vision! Ô rêve!
La foule est à genoux!

NADIR/ZURGA
Oui, c'est elle!
C'est la déesse plus charmante et plus belle!
Oui, c'est elle!
C'est la déesse qui descend parmi nous!
Son voile se soulève et la foule est à genoux!

NADIR
Mais à travers la foul
Elle s'ouvre un passage!

ZURGA
Son long voile déjà
Nous cache son visage!

NADIR
Mon regard, hèlas!
La cherche en vain!

NADIR/ZURGA
Oui, c'est elle! C'est la déesse!
En ce jour qui vient nous unir,
Et fidèle à ma promesse,
Comme un frère je veux te chérir!
C'est elle, c'est la déesse
Qui vient en ce jour nous unir!
Oui, partageons le même sort,
Soyons unis jusqu'à la mort!

Published by Copyright Control/Shine Songs
Arrangement by Nick Patrick and Nick Ingman
Vocals arranged by Kevin Townend
Orchestra conducted by Nick Ingman
Produced by Nick Patrick

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from Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Nick, Jo, and Tsakane sing this famous and wonderfully evocative trio, where
two sisters pray for calm seas and gentle breezes as their lovers sail away to
war. The moment is so poignant that they are joined by an old cynic who has
predicted that time apart from their loved ones will be a true test of their
fidelity.

Soave sia il vento
Tranquilla sia l'onda
Ed ogni elemento
Benigno risponda
Ai nostri desir

Published by Copyright Control/Shine Songs
Arrangement by Nick Patrick and Nick Ingman
Orchestra conducted by Nick Ingman
Produced by Nick Patrick

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from Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar

Elgar's famous, serene, and stately melody
is given a vocal adaptation with this
Lux aeterna requiem.

Lux aeterna luceat eis Domine cum sanctis tuis
in aeternum:
quia pius es.
Requiem aeternam dona eis,
Domine; et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Cum sanctis tuis in aeternum quia pius es.

Published by Copyright Control/Shine Songs
Arrangement by Nick Patrick and Nick Ingman
Orchestra conducted by Nick Ingman
Produced by Nick Patrick

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from Rusalka by Antonín Dvorák

Sung in its original Czechoslovakian by Jo and Tsakane. Rusalka is a water
nymph who falls in love with a handsome prince, and sings to her friend the Moon
of her secret yearning to become human. "Rusalka" literally means "water;" in
Dvorák's folkloric imagery, Rusalka is actually inviting the Prince to come and
swim within her.

Mesiku na nebi hlubokem
Svetlo tvé daleko vidi,
Po svete bloudis sirokém,
Divas se v pribytky lidi.

Mesicku, postuj chvili
Reckni mi, kde je muj mily
Rekni mu, stribmy mesicku,
Me ze jej objima rame,
Aby si alespon chvilicku
Vzpomenul ve sneni na mne
Zasvet mu do daleka
Rekni mu, rekni m kdo tu nan ceka!
mneli duse lidska sni

At'se tou vzpominkou vzbudi!
Mesicku, nezhasni, nezhasni!

Published by Copyright Control/Shine Songs
Additional percussion and programming
by Nick Patrick
Arrangement by Nick Patrick and Nick Ingman
Orchestra conducted by Nick Ingman
Produced by Nick Patrick

. . .


by George Friedrich Händel

Written for the Coronation of George II in 1727, this regal anthem has been
featured at the coronation of every British monarch since. Amici forever
performed it live in May, 2003 for over 500 million television viewers
worldwide.

Zadok the priest
And Nathan the prophet
Anointed Soloman, king

And all the people
Rejoiced.

And all the people (Alleluia)
Rejoiced.

Zadok the priest
And Nathan the prophet
Anointed Soloman, king

Published by Copyright Control/Shine Songs
Arrangement by Nick Patrick and Nick Ingman
Orchestra conducted by Nick Ingman
Produced by Nick Patrick

. . .


from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini

Meaning "none shall sleep," Amici forever features this well-known
aria-perhaps the most famous of all tenor arias-in five-part harmony. Exiled
Prince Calaf has won the right to take the proud and untouchable Princess
Turandot as his wife by solving three riddles. Later, the Prince offers Turandot
a way out of her obligation by declaring that if any person in the kingdom can
discover his name before dawn he will surrender to the executioner. Although
"none shall sleep" in the kingdom that evening, the Prince solemnly declares
that that he alone will be victorious as he reveals his secret when the sun
soars high in the heavens.

Nessun dorma! Nessun dorma!
Tu pure, o Principessa,
Nella tua fredda stanza
Guardi le stelle
Che tremano d'amore
E di speranza.

Ma il mio mistero é chiuso in me,
Il nome mio nessun saprà!
No, no, sulla tua bocca lo dirò
Quando la luce splenderà!

Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio
Che ti fa mia!

Dilegua, o notte!
Tramontate, stelle!
Tramontate, stelle!
All'alba vincerò!
Vincerò, vincerò!
Vincerò!

Published by Copyright Control/Shine Songs
Arrangement by Nick Patrick & Nick Ingman
Orchestra conducted by Nick Ingman
Produced by Nick Patrick

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