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Apocalisse

(Track) 3:47 Domenico Modugno, 1959


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‣10/06/2021 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Domenico Modugno: APOCALISSE (1959) (Part 1)
In 1959 Modugno asked Morricone to arrange one of his pieces called 'Apocalisse'.
Ennio Morricone: "I made the arrangement with an unusual instrumental ensemble for those times: 4 pianos, 6 horns, 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, a tuba and various percussions. I looked forward to the release of the single, but was disappointed. Only the introduction remained of my arrangement. For the rest Modugno accompanied himself with a guitar. My work was judged by the record company and by Modugno as non-commercial." jpg / link

The 1959 single and 1960 LP ascribe arranger credit to Ennio Morricone, but in reality only the intro and outro of his orchestration was used.
The LP lists "arr. E. Morricone" (0:00 to 0:27, 3:22 to 3:46) and "Domenico Modugno and his band" (0:27 to 3:22). The duration of this altered 'Apocalisse' version is 3:46.

The version on the 1972 LP has a duration of 3:04. According to this release Morricone was not only arranger, but also conductor. This 3:04 version may well be Morricone's original orchestration for the song.


‣10/06/2021 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Domenico Modugno: APOCALISSE (1959) (Part 2)
3:46 – Apocalisse – Only the intro and outro is by Morricone. – Play: mp3
3:04 – Apocalisse – Might be Morricone's original orchestration. – No mp3.

Composer, Lyricist, Vocals: Domenico Modugno (1928-1994)
Arranger, Conductor of the 3:04 version: Ennio Morricone (1928-2020)
Arranger, Conductor of the 3:46 version: Ennio Morricone (intro and outro) – Modugno and his band (0:27 to 3:22)

3:46 version released on vinyl single:
Apocalisse / Lu minaturi – Fonit SP 30697 – Italy – 1959 link
A-side label: "arr. di Ennio Morricone" jpg
"Numero di catalogo SP 30697 – Anno 1959" link

3:46 version released on LP:
Domenico Modugno – Fonit LP 20011 – Italy – 1960 (track A4) link
A-side label: "Domenico Modugno e il suo complesso – arr. E. Morricone" jpg
"Numero di catalogo: LP 20011 – Anno 05-1960" link

3:04 version released on LP:
Io, Domenico Modugno – Music Parade Cetra LEL 22 – Italy – 1972 (track A3) link
A-side label: "Arrangiamento e direzione di Morricone" jpg
"Numero di catalogo LEL 22 – Anno 1972" link


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