IK ZAG CECILIA KOMEN

Latest update on 27/11/2017

Artist: Adolf Denyn
Author: traditional
Year: 1870s

Shepherd melody from the lowlands or Italy (17th century). Melody line vagually echoed in Ballo Di Mantova (Dance From Mantua) credited to guitar virtuoso Francisco Corbetta (1615-1681) and in Fuggi Fuggi Fuggi Da Questo Cielo by Giuseppino Cenci (Giuseppino di Roma). Lyrics as Lied van Cecilia published in Dordrechtse Helikon, ofte De Groote Dubbele Hollandsche Nachtegael (1719). Denyn was the city carrillon player of Mechelen until 1887. The oldest carrillon player mentioned as performer is 17th century Father Wijckaert from Ghent.

Covers:

1879:

Bedrich Smetana [theme in Die Moldau from Má Vlast]

1886:

Naphtali Herz Imber [melody of Hatikva; later the Israeli national anthem]

1919:

Alma Gluck [idem]

1934:

Ivo Ceulemans

1961:

Jokers [rock arrangement as Cecilia Rock]

1966:

Aafje Heynis

1978:

Barbra Streisand [as Hatikva]

1995:

Wannes Van de Velde [using authentic lyrics, mentioning the shepherd Floriaan]

1999:

Angelo Branduardi [as Fuggi Fuggi Fuggi Da'lieti Amanti, crediting Gasparo Zanetti (1625-1645)]

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