A ghost castle and a great treasure.

  • Work
    • 027
  • Name
    • Bubalú
  • City and date
    • Besalú, January 1989
  • Duration
    • 3'
  • Instrumentation
    • piano and voice
  • Texts
    • Paco Viciana
  • Text language
    • Catalan
  • Premiere
    • Besalú, Church of Sant Julià (Municipal Theater) October 10, 1989 Vocals for children Piano: Paco Viciana

Over 10 years that I practiced as teacher and director of the Music School of Besalú "El Sol Fa La Vida", school I created in 1987 and which I left it to other fellow workers in 1997, I generated all kinds of incentives and inventions to get make the heavy learning of musical language, something funny and both efective, like classic games adapted to musical learning: sink ships, the scarf game, dices games, etc. or finishing every class singing something modern like songs from the Beatles, among many other initiatives of that pedagogic time of my musical career.

And it's clear, I also composed, creating many songs with the objective of singing them in music class, and so were born the following themes of my then fresh catalog of compositions:

-Musical elf
-Fair's terror
-We'll wait for you
-Making all that we imagine
-Looking for the golden star

At that time I also lead the parish chorus of Besalú, so I also used some of these themes in his repertoire.


There's a lost town very close to heaven,
Where there's many people, but no children.
If you want know people from here,
come with all of us, and we'll sing a new world.
BUBALÚ Uan bu lu ba bu lu ba Uan bu lu ba bu ba lu ba
A ghost castle and a great treasure,
a pirate ship and lovers.
If you want to listen to a great story,
lay well on your site and prepare well, you'll see.
BUBALÚ Uan bu lu ba bu lu ba Uan bu lu ba bu ba lu ba
You have already listened the story of a great town,
with its wishes and its castles.
We all want you to have fun.
And we want you to always remember us, it has been.
BUBALÚ Uan bu lu ba bu lu ba Uan bu lu ba bu ba lu ba
Bubalú (instrumental version) (2'24):
  • Keyboards: Paco Viciana

Score in pdf: