Cri-Cri The Singing Cricket
Cri-Cri’s Theme Song
—¿Quién es el que anda aquí?
—¡Es Cri-Cri! ¡Es Cri-Cri!
—¿Y quién es ese señor?
—¡El grillo cantor!
- Who is here?
- Cri-Cri is! Cri-Cri is!
- Who is this man?
- The singing cricket!
This particular song brings back many of my childhood memories somegreat and some unfortunate. As a child, I used to listen to this great composer and singer. There was something about him that attracted me and even now I play his music and get a little emotional. In Mexico, when families celebrate their child’s birthday; Cri-Cri must be present. When these four lines play on the radio, a child knows that a song from Francisco Gabilondo Soler is about to beplayed.
Fanfarria compuesta en 1934, como tema identificador del programa de radio Grabada originalmente por Cri-Cri en 1949; con Plácido Domingo, Mirelle Mathiew y Emmanuel en 1984. Grabada en japonés por Carlos Iida en 1994. Cantada en Cri-Cri, el Grillito Cantor en 1963. Es una especie de telón teatral hecho de música para abrir y cerrar la función. El tema se tocaba con variaciones endiferentes ritmos, tan ricos como el original. Ayudaban a los escuchas a distinguir diferentes formas musicales, y mostraban su sentido del humor.
Fanfare composed in 1934, as the show's identifier of the radio program. Originally recorded by Cri-Cri in 1949 with Placido Domingo, Mirelle Mathiew and Emmanuel in 1984. Recorded in Japanese by Carlos Lida in 1994; Sung in Cri-Cri, the Grillito Cantor in1963. This is a kind of theatrical curtain made of music to open and close function. The theme was played with variations in different rhythms, as rich as the original. Helped listeners to distinguish different musical forms, and showed his sense of humor. (Canciones Completas, 75)
Gabilondo Soler wrote songs from life experiences in childhood and adulthood. He had an infinite amount of songs.Four songs stick in my mind and probably are the most famous: Cri-Cri (intro and farewell), El Raton Vaquero (The Cowboy Mouse), and El Chorrito (The Little Squirt).
Francisco Jose Gabilondo Soler was born on October 6th, 1907 in Orizaba, Veracruz Mexico a beautiful providence city surrounded by trees, rivers, mountains and rain. Here, a child with blue eyes and brown hair was raised; wherestreams of water run abundantly all around the city, with mountains to climb and a vision of forests at the foot of a snowcapped volcano. Being sufficiently mischievous, Pancho (as he was called by his family) Gabilondo showed great interest in learning and studying but not in school. He grew very tall and was fond of learning; so he learned everything he could especially geography, mathematics,astronomy, story writing and music. However, his emphasis was music and fairy tells, and he combined the two and creating hundreds of songs with a fable. He enjoyed music writing so much that he became a famous song writer. He loved being outdoors and would camp out with eagerness in order to write without being disrupted and to have a better understanding of his writings. Outdoors he foundmany of the characters he uses in his songs like La Patita (the little duck) and El Raton Vaquero (the cowboy mouse).
Mr. Gabilondo Soler learned eventually, that he was able to capture more than just stories in writing but his ears were able to assimilate the forest sounds, murmuring trees, voices from thousand souls and water singing. Much of this musicality integrated his thoughts of hisgrandmother when she tenderly told him infinite happy stories along with a piano melody.
As he grew up and graduated as a professional dreamer, Francisco Gabilondo became a musician who was able to capture in song the wealth of dreams, anecdotes, and tales of nature which came out from the forest. However, not all anecdotes arose from childhood; some of the experiences where learned throughout...