"Miracles sometimes happen in life. Last summer my wife and I were in Tuscany and we decided to visit the beautiful town of San Gimignano. As we strolled along the town’s ramparts in the late afternoon, gazing at the shimmering Tuscan landscape,
I heard a young woman strumming her guitar and singing in a most beautiful voice.
We stood there both captivated and enchanted. I noticed she was selling her CD of Tuscan folk songs (The Voice of Tuscany sung by Giuditta Scorcelletti) and I decided to buy one. Placing the money in her CD basket, I also included my business card which had my contact information.
Several weeks later when we had returned home, I received a surprise email from Giuditta saying she hoped I had enjoyed her album and that she had gone online to research my music. It appeared the music really spoke to her. She inquired if she might record one of my songs, “Love Overflows,” which I had recently written with lyricist David George.
Giuditta sang a beautiful version of “Love Overflows,” which led her and her producer/guitarist husband, Alessandro Bongi, to record a whole album of my music featuring David’s lyrics. Frankly, David and I had been waiting for years for the right voice. Through this chance meeting in San Gimignano and a fortunate placement of my business card, a miracle occurred - we had finally found the voice we had been looking for so long!
As you will hear, Giuditta sings like a nightingale..."
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Music by Michael Hoppe Lyrics by David George