119-The Three Wise Men song

Here they are the three wise men in Banyoles.

  • 119
  • Cançó dels tres Reis de l'Orient
  • Banyoles, Octubre de 2001
  • 2'40
  • voice
  • Paco Viciana
  • Català
  • Carrers de Banyoles 5 de Gener de 2002

In 2001, the city of Banyoles launched the remodeling of the traditional Parade of the Three Wise Men which is celebrated every year on the night of January 5, according to the Christian tradition where three wise men distribute gifts to the children of the world.

And for this reason I was asked to make a song of easy memorization to sing in the streets of Banyoles during the cavalcade of January 2002, and for this purpose I composed this theme.

 

Cavalcade of the Three Wise Men at the streets of Banyoles
 

At first, I created a single stanza, the first one, and over the following years I made a second stanza seeing the success achieved by the piece.

Since then this piece is taught in the schools of Banyoles to sing during the Cavalcade of the Three Wise Men every magical night of January 5th.

The sound file is played by my son Aniol Viciana, who was then only 6 years old.

Later I created a fanfare to be interpreted  by the differents musical groups of the Cavalcade of the Three Wise Men of Banyoles. I call my work number 217 Fanfare Three Wise Men 2005

 

Cançó dels tres Reis d'Orient (Original version)

 
Ei Maria surt de la masia,
ja hi són els tres reis a Banyoles.
Portaran xocolata botifarra amb pa amb "tumata".
Portaran regalets per donar a tota la gent.
 
Ei Susanna surt amb el pijama,
ja hi són els tres reis a Banyoles.
Portarem fanalets perquè els omplin de caramels.
Xiularem, cantarem perquè tornin l’any vinent.
 
 
Three Wise Men Song (English translation)
 
 
Hey Maria, she leaves the house,
there are already three wise men in Banyoles.
They will carry chocolate "morcilla" with bread with tomato.
They will bring gifts to give to all the people.
 
Hey Susanna comes out in her pajamas,
there are already three wise men in Banyoles.
We will carry lanterns so they fill them with candy.
We will whistle, we will sing so they come back next year.
 
 
Three Wise Men Song (2'34):
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  • Voice: Aniol Viciana
  • Keyboards: Paco Viciana