Tag Archives: A Cappella

Portal 2 – Turret Wife Serenade sheet music

Here’s a pretty song from an Easter Egg Valve hid in the game. Apparently the turrets are more musical than previously anticipated. Here’s a piano version. I might arrange an a cappella / choir version if there’s any interest. Yes, no?

The title, as with most songs from Portal 2 is speculative. It’s currently named either “Laser vs. Turret” or “Turret Wife Serenade.” Valve confirmed the title on their official soundtrack page. Keep being awesome, Valve.

Composed by Mike Morasky, © Valve.

Piano Sheet Music

A Cappella Sheet Music

Edit 5/18/2011 It was requested. Here’s a transcription in four-part harmony.

Turret Opera (Cara Mia) – a cappella

More sheet music from Portal 2!

This is the as-of-now untitled operatic song at the end of the game. Due to lack of official word from Valve, it is referred to as The Fat Lady Sings, Turret Opera or O Cara Mia, Addio. It was composed by Valve’s awesome in-house composer Mike Morasky. Lyrics by Ellen McLain. Here is a choral (SATB + soprano solo) version for your local concert choir and/or a cappella group. A piano version is also available.

Now on iTunes!

Music video

Sheet Music


The Italian lyrics were written out by indies4indies. Source: Half-life Wikia.


Cara bella, cara mia bella!
Mia bambina, o ciel! [pun: Chell = It. “Ciel” = Sky”]
Ché la stimo…
Ché la stimo.
O cara mia, addio!
La mia bambina cara,
perché non passi lontana?
Sì, lontana da Scïenza, [personified]
Cara, cara mia bambina?
Ah, mia bella!
Ah, mia cara!
Ah, mia cara!
Ah, mia bambina!
O cara, cara mia…


Dear beautiful, my beautiful darling!
My child, oh Chell! [pun: “oh heavens!”]
For I hold her in esteem…
For I hold her in esteem.
Farewell to my dear!
My dear girl,
why do you not walk away?
Yes, away from Science,
My dear, my dear girl?
Ah, my beautiful!
Ah, my dear!
Ah, my dear!
Ah, my child!
Oh dear, my dear…