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Cantata basilisca

(Track) 2:43 Lina Wertmüller, Ennio Morricone, 1963

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aka Canzone basilisca
Studio from I Basilischi (1963) ,  released on I Basilischi (1963) (and 9 more)
Pe' o corso 
sempe 'annanzi e arreto
sciamo a passeggià
nu giorno è uguale a n'auto giorno
u 'tempo se ne va.
A la chiazza d'o Comune, solo solo, sai chi c'è?
Michelino, che pe' cento lire
canta e balla 'o twist.
E sento ogni tanto de quaccuno che se ne va 
se ne va luntano a la grande città.

I razzi vanno sulla luna
nui restammo 'cà
pe' o corso sempe 'annanzi e arreto
sciamo a passeggià.
A la chiazza d'o Comune, solo solo, sai chi c'è?
Michelino, che pe' cento lire
canta e balla 'o twist.
Lyrics submitted by ut-re-mi
Cross References
Other Performances
None Known
Same Variation
None Known
Same Theme
Studio Nel corso by Gino Paoli (1963)
Studio The Basilisks by Pino Calvi (1968)
Style: Meditative
Member Detailed Credits
‣07/09/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Fausto Cigliano: CANZONE BASILISCA (1963)
2:40 – Canzone basilisca (aka "Cantata basilisca")

From the film I BASILISCHI (1963) – About the soundtrack: link

Authors: Wertmüller/Morricone
Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor: Ennio Morricone (1928-)
Lyricist: Lina Wertmüller (full name: Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Spanol von Braueich) (1928-)
Vocals: Fausto Cigliano (1937-)

First released on vinyl single:
I basilischi: Canzone basilisca / Ora incantata – RCA Italiana PM45-3219 – Italy – 1963 link
Front: jpg
Back: jpg
"Numero di catalogo PM45-3219 – Anno 1963" link
About the B-side track (Ora incantata) whistled by Daisy Lumini: link

Released on 9LP:
Ennio Morricone, ...Un mondo di musica – Reader's Digest RDIS 42 1/9 – Italy – 1974 (LP 7, track A3) link / link

Released (as "Cantata basilisca") on CD:
Canto Morricone, Vol. 1 – Bear Family BCD 16244 AH – Germany – 1998 (track 20) link
Front: jpg
Back: jpg

Released (as "Cantata basilisca") on CD:
I basilischi / Prima della rivoluzione – GDM 4333 – Italy – 2014 (track 1) link
Back card: "Wertmüller/Morricone – Tracks 1 and 5 previously issued on 45rpm RCA PM45=3219" jpg

Two versions of the song, both using the same Morricone arrangement:

2:40 – Canzone basilisca (1963) – Vocals: Fausto Cigliano – Play: mp3
2:39 – Nel corso (1964) – Vocals: Gino Paoli – Play: mp3 – About this version: link

Related Member Detailed Credits
about I Basilischi (Soundtrack) :
‣14/11/2019 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: I BASILISCHI (1963)
Member Comments
‣13/11/2019 ut-re-mi Puntualismo aleatorio = Aleatory Punctualism
A unique kind of style for the arches section here appears for the first time (1'35" - 2'40") and after that it is repeated thousands of times in film music and orchestral music. Usually the arches are chosen to play this special Ennio's style, however some times Edda’s voice was used like in “Lei no, lei sta ballando”, 1970.

Related Member Comments
about Un mondo di musica (Reader's Digest 1974) (Album) :
‣09/12/2007 WebMaster Each LP has its own title
‣26/03/2009 Gorsoft Wrong vocalist on LP #8
‣26/03/2009 Gorsoft Wrong vocalist on LP #5
‣14/04/2014 Gorsoft Ciao Ciao Bambino
‣27/10/2015 metotem 5/3 Maria mari
‣17/11/2015 WebMaster Re: 5/3 Maria mari
about I Basilischi (Soundtrack) :
‣16/01/2013 WebMaster Re: Notes on I BASILISCHI [1963]
‣17/01/2013 Bob Hendrikx Re: Re: Notes on I BASILISCHI [1963]
‣18/01/2013 WebMaster Re: Re: Re: Notes on I BASILISCHI [1963]
‣18/01/2013 Bob Hendrikx Re: Re: Re: Re: Notes on I BASILISCHI [1963]

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