Il Silenzio (The Silence)
written by Nini Rosso and Guglielmo Brezzai
performed by Melissa Venema
Il Silenzio is an instrumental piece, with a small spoken Italian lyric, notable for its trumpet theme. It was written in 1965 by trumpet player Nini Rosso and Guglielmo Brezzai, its thematic melody being an extension of the same Italian Cavalry bugle call used by the Russian composer Tchaikovsky to open his Capriccio Italien.
Il Silenzio originally contained the following spoken lines:
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