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Con te partirò

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Francesco Sartori

Francesco Sartori (arr. Willy Hautvast)

This work may be found under its title in English, Time to Say Goodbye.

General Info

Year: 1995 /
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00   |   Score Only (print) - $18.80


Full Score
Condensed Score
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle

Solo Soprano or Tenor Voice (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This Italian song, known in the English version as Time to Say Goodbye, has been made famous by the blind Italian (Toscan) tenor Andrea Bocelli. The latter was introduced to the international musical scene by the famous singer Luciano Pavarotti after the illustrious tenor had heard Bocelli singing Zuchhero's Miserere. The song, closely related to the style of an Italian opera aria, became even more famous thanks to Sarah Brightman's version. Willy Hautvast made a fine sounding arrangement for symphonic band.

- Program Note from publisher

Con te partirò is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori (music) and Lucio Quarantotto (lyrics). It was first performed by Andrea Bocelli at the 1995 Sanremo Music Festival and recorded on his album of the same year, Bocelli. The single was first released as an A-side single with Vivere in 1995, topping the charts, first in France, where it became one of the best-selling singles of all-time, and then in Belgium, breaking the all-time record sales there.

A second version of the song, sung partly in English, released in 1996 as Time to Say Goodbye, paired Bocelli with British soprano Sarah Brightman, and achieved even greater success, topping charts all across Europe, including Germany, where it became the biggest-selling single in history. Brightman and Bocelli produced a version with Brightman singing in German and Bocelli in Italian, with this version being available on the CD Time to Say Goodbye. That version alone has now sold more than 12 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Bocelli also recorded a full Spanish version of the song in 1997, titled Por ti volaré (For You I Will Fly). Under all three versions, the song is considered Bocelli's signature song.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

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