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Torre di Babele

(Track) 2:05 Ennio Morricone, 1965


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aka Babele, The Golden Door
Studio from The Bible (1966) (and 4 more) ,  released on Ennio Morricone (1970) (and 10 more)
Credits
Composer:Ennio Morricone
Arranger:Ennio Morricone
Conductor:Franco Ferrara
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Style: Dramatic
Member Detailed Credits
‣13/10/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Track: THE BIBLE, TORRE DI BABELE (1964) (Part 1)
In 1964, record company RCA suggested that Morricone should write and record a piece of music for the epic film THE BIBLE, produced by Dino De Laurentiis.

Ennio Morricone: "I was just asked to prepare a piece inspired by the Creation as narrated in the Torah and the Bible. Aside from that request, I was left completely free. In short, my task was to demonstrate my worth and to convince them. I was very dedicated to the music for the Creation sequence, and I decided of my own initiative that I would add another piece related to the Tower of Babel.
In the Tower of Babel piece I added a Hebrew tekst, which my wife brought me from the Roman synagogue after an audience with the rabbi. He selected the passages and recorded them with the right pronunciation, then translated them for me. Thanks to this tekst, I managed to complete the piece quickly: voices enter on a C pedal point of contrabasses, the first voice calls, the second seems to respond, and so forth. Then, little by little, new voices join in until they become a chorus, a great crescendo of soloists, leading to a nondissonant burst of brass instruments, five trumpets and a trombone. That's how the piece ends. …
I recorded both pieces under the direction of Franco Ferrara in RCA's magnificent Studio A. …
The realization convinced everybody: the RCA record company, producer Dino De Laurentiis, and above all John Huston, who congratulated me vividly." (In His Own Words, page 110)

Why wasn't the music used in the film? – About the demos Morricone wrote for THE BIBLE, IN THE BEGINNING: link


‣13/10/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Track: THE BIBLE, TORRE DI BABELE (1964) (Part 2)
2:05 – Torre di Babele [Tower of Babel]

Composer, Orchestrator: Ennio Morricone (1928-2020)
The RAI Orchestra & Choir was conducted by Franco Ferrara (1911-1985).
Recorded at RCA's Studio A, Rome. (In His Own Words, page 110)

The "Torre di Babele" piece was first used in the film IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE (1967)
About the soundtrack: link

First released (as "Babele") on promo 2LP:
Ennio Morricone – General Music GM 33/01-1, 33/01-2 – Italy – April 1970 (LP 2, track B4) link
Front: jpg
B-side label of LP 2: "33/01-2 – 04/70 – Stereo – Babele – 2:04 – dal film IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE (1967)" jpg
About this 1970 2LP: link

Released (as "The Golden Door") on LP:
Secret of the Sahara – RCA Original Cast BL 71559 – Italy – 1987 (track B1) link
B-side label: "Conductor: Franco Ferrara – 2:05" jpg
"Numero di catalogo BL 71559 – Anno 1987" link
About the soundtrack: link

Released (as "The Golden Door") on CD:
Secret of the Sahara – GDM/Hillside 4107 – Italy – 2007 (track 7) link
Back: "Conductor: Franco Ferrara" jpg

Play: mp3


Related Member Detailed Credits
about Ennio Morricone (General Music 1970) (Album) :
‣12/10/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on 2LP: ENNIO MORRICONE (GM 33/01-1, 33/01-2) (1970)
about Giotto (Soundtrack) :
‣04/08/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: GIOTTO (1969)
about Il Giardino delle delizie (Soundtrack) :
‣20/02/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE (1967) (Part 1)
‣20/02/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE (1967) (Part 2)
‣20/02/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: IL GIARDINO DELLE DELIZIE (1967) (Part 3)
about Roma: Imago urbis (Soundtrack) :
‣19/08/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: ROMA IMAGO URBIS (1993)
about The Secret of the Sahara (Soundtrack) :
‣25/04/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: SECRET OF THE SAHARA (1987) (Part 1)
‣25/04/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: SECRET OF THE SAHARA (1987) (Part 2)
about The Bible (Soundtrack) :
‣21/02/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: THE BIBLE, IN THE BEGINNING (1964) (Part 1)
‣21/02/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: THE BIBLE, IN THE BEGINNING (1964) (Part 2)
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