About This Song
Return to Sorrento guitar sheet music: “Return to Sorrento” is a Neapolitan song said to have been composed in 1902 by Ernesto De Curtis. The song was copyrighted officially in 1905; it has since become wildly popular, and has been sung by performers as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, Enrico Caruso, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Luciano Pavarotti. The song reflects the beauty of Sorrento’s great surroundings (the Sorrento peninsula just north of the Amalfi coast) and the love and passion of its citizens.
Stevan Pasero’s arrangement transports the listener to a treasured, timeless era at the turn of the twentieth century. Harmonies abound with minor chords (with major sevenths added) and are joined by cascading melodic thirds, sixths and arpeggios encompassing three and a half octaves. The song was voted by the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone to be the 73rd greatest Brazilian song.
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About The Arranger:
Stevan Pasero is recognized as a important contributor to the guitar repertoire over the past three decades. He has transcribed numerous symphonic works and composed, arranged and produced records for solo, duo and various ensembles. He has recorded 50 albums of music and his works appear on over 1000 other albums. Pasero studied classical guitar, then continued his studies in jazz and flamenco. He attended San Francisco State University where he studied musical analysis, harmony and composition, which led to some post-graduate work in transcription and orchestration. Mr. Pasero is owner and principal of four publishing and distribution music industry companies.