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Vicino al ciel

(Track) 2:36 Paolina Morrione, Mario Marletta, 1961

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released on Milva - Verro - Vicino al ciel (1961)
Composer:Mario Marletta
Arranger:Marcello Giombini
Lyrics:Paolina Morrione
Vocals: Milva
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‣17/08/2017 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Milva: VICINO AL CIEL (1961)
This song is NOT connected to Ennio Morricone in any way.
Paolina Morrione is lyricist, Matteo Marletta composer, Marcello Giombini orchestrator.

The Ennio Morricone Musicography (1990) had little to go on when it said: "As composer is mentioned 'Morrione', but this is probably a misprint for Morricone." (EMM, page 23)
The assumption was based on the spelling similarity between Morrione and Morricone, but also on the sequencing of the author names as printed on the 45rpm.
Normally the surname of the lyricist is listed first followed by the surname of the composer (Morrione/Marletta).
Instead, the label of the 45 reads 'Marletta/Morrione', implying that Marletta wrote the lyrics and Morrione the music.

2:33 – Vicino al ciel

Authors: Morrione/Marletta
Lyricist: Paolina Morrione
Composer: Matteo Marletta (1885-1969)
Orchestrator, Conductor: Marcello Giombini (1928-2003)
Choir: Coro di Franco Potenza (1922-2011)
Vocals: Milva (1939-)
"musica: Matteo Marletta – testo: Paolina Morrione – orchestra: Marcello Giombini – canta: Milva link

Released on 45rpm:
Verrò / Vicino al ciel – Cetra SP 1071 – Italy – 1961 link
B-side label: "Marletta/Morrione" link
"Numero di catalogo: SP 1071 – Anno 1961" link
About the A-side song (Verrò): link

Sample: link (track 67)

Ten songs for which Paolina Morrione wrote the lyrics: link

Member Comments
‣01/03/2014 RGHunt57 film of the same name
Morricone's website lists a 1961 short film with this name, although it's not included on most other filmographies. Could this have been some kind of "soundie" , erroneously attributed to Morricone because of the lyricist's similar name?

‣03/03/2014 WebMaster Re: film of the same name
Yes indeed, everything indicates that this is a wrong assignment. Unfortunately the "official" filmography cannot be trusted.

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