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Time to Say Goodbye

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Francesco Sartori

Francesco Sartori (arr. Willie Murillo)

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General Info

Year: 1995 / ?
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Willie Murillo
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Full Score
Solo B-flat Trumpet
Wind Ensemble Accompaniment


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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


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State Ratings

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