Ernesto de Curtis (4 October 1875, Naples, Italy - 31 December 1937, Naples) was an Italian composer.
Curtis was the great grandson of composer Saverio Mercadante and the brother of Giambattista de Curtis. He studied piano and received a diploma from the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella in Naples.
Between 1900 and 1930, he wrote over 100 songs, the most famous being Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento), which he wrote with his brother.
Works for Winds
- Canta Surriento (arr. Castellucci) (1949)
- Come Back to Sorrento (arr. Lang) (1902/1948)
- Come Back to Sorrento (arr. Walters) (1902/1953)
- Come Back to Sorrento. See also: Torna a Surriento
- Non ti scordar di me (arr. Braak) (2018)
- Torna a Surriento (tr. Dobelstein) (1902/2014)
- Torna a Surriento. See also: Come Back to Sorrento
- Tu ca Nun Chaigne (arr. Parceddu) (2016)
- Vergiss Mein Nicht (arr. Hans Kolditz)
- Ernesto de Curtis, Wikipedia Accessed 14 December 2019
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Ernesto de Curtis." Accessed 14 December 2019