According to Wikipedia, ‘Gesù bambino is an Italian Christmas carol composed by Pietro Yon in 1917. It was translated to English by Frederick H. Martens. The melody and lyrics of the chorus are derived from that of “O Come All Ye Faithful”.’
The piano solo I supply here is completely my own creation. I took great liberties in making this part lullaby and part showpiece. The extremely well-known chorus needed dressing up to make it novel. Since the piece is in the public domain and this is very much my own work, I consider the composition and the performance to be my own.
I had originally composed this to perform around Christmas time at the reception of an Italian wedding, complete with tuxedo and grand piano. The bride who commissioned me to perform before-dinner music had requested that I play mafia music. The wedding was rescheduled and I was unavailable for the new scheduled date so no one has heard this until today.
You may listen by using one of the players stationed at the right-hand side of this page.