Based on the tunes Santa Lucia and O Sole Mio this arrangement emphasizes the FUN in FUN-iculi, FUN-icula. Marked "allegro con brio, dotted quarter = 96" the piece in 6/8 starts off with a bang and doesn't breath until a grand pause at measure 101! The tempo slows a bit, but is steadily building back to the opening exuberance. Lots of musical interest. A great concert selection. 148 measures.