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Pergolesi : Tre giorni son che Nina (G-)
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Tre giorni son che Nina (G-)

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710-1736)

A most beautiful Italian Baroque aria by Pergolesi (Intermediate)!   

Pdf sheet music download for Voice (1/6 : Highest) and piano  

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Includes : One score (2 pages)

Difficulty level : Grade 6/12

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Program Notes on Tre giorni son che Nina (G-) by Pergolesi :

This score is an edition of the aria Tre giorni son che Nina for high voice and piano.

It is set in the key of G minor (also available in F minor or D minor).

Tre giorni son che Nina is one of the best-loved arias of the Italian Baroque period.

The lyrics describe the concern of a man for his beloved Nina, who is lying in bed, seriously ill :

For three long days my Nina, my Nina, my Nina
Upon her bed has lain, upon her bed has lain.
Louder and louder, ye players all, awaken my Ninetta,
Awaken my Ninetta, that she may sleep no more.

This beautiful aria has traditionally been attributed to Pergolesi.

However, since its first known execution took place in 1749, some scholars consider Vincenzo Ciampi as the most likely composer.

However, the style of the aria is closer to that of the Neapolitan school to that of the Venetian school which Ciampi belonged to.

The aria Tre giorni son che Nina is a beautiful encore piece, and it was often used as such by violinists Fritz Kreisler and Nathan Milstein.

Sources :

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Arias.

Associated collections :

Baroque Music for Soprano Voice (Intermediate)     Love Songs for Very High Voice (Intermediate)    

Sheet music details :


(Aria - Canzonetta - For three days my Nina)
ComposerPergolesi, Giovanni Battista (1710-1736) Opus/catalog number
MovementsAndantino Composition/First publicationBaroque period
InstrumentationVoice (1/6 : Highest) and piano StyleBaroque (1600-1750)
KeyG minor Duration02:40
EditionEdited by M.A. Caux DifficultyGrade 6/12

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Tre giorni son che Nina

Tre giorni son che Nina
In letto se ne sta.
Il sonno l'assassina
Svegliatela, per pietà!

E cimbali e timpani e pifferi,
Svegliatemi Ninetta
Perchè non dorma più

E mentre il sior dottore
A visitarla va,
Ninetta per amore
In letto se ne sta.

For three days Nina

For three days Nina
has stayed in her bed.
The slumber is killing her.
Please waken her!

Cymbals, drums, and shawms,
waken my little Nina,
so she may not sleep any more.

And while the doctor
goes to visit her,
dear Nina, out of love,
stays in her bed.

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