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Apollo 2020

from Cryptograms by Bryan A. Crumpler



Apollo is a drinking song written by Daan Janssens and Kevin Verlaeckt for the Apollo Music Fraternity, a co-ed Greek organization founded at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent on Thursday May 12th, 2005. As one of its founding members and its first PR Director, I orchestrated this melody and transcreated the lyrics to commemorate the organization's 15 year anniversary, which will be celebrated in 2020.


We zijn een muzikaal studenten gild
Dat gulzig het glas tot aan de lippen tilt
Door elke straat weerklinkt ons lied
't Galmt o'er heel 't Gents grondgebied
Ons brandstof is een frisse pint bier
Leute maken doen we hier
Apollo, Apollo, voor jou drink ik dees pint
Want het is door jou dat ik mijn inspiratie vind
Hoe graat wij ons musiceren
We herhalen het desnoods duizend keren
Er is geen enkel concert al gedaan
Naar bier beginnen ons gedachten te gaan
Dan komt er een lach rond onze mond
En feesten we tot de ochtend stond
Zo lang er in Gent muziek zal zijn
Krijgen ze ons nimmer klein!


We're a student music guild
That likes to drink
You'll hear our song
Echoing in every street
It haunts the air
In Ghent, everywhere

What keeps us fueled
Is a fresh, cold beer
Because having fun
Is what we do here

Apollo, Apollo,
I raise this glass for you
You're the God of inspiration
To you we must be true

Although making music
Is something we love
One saying we'll never cease
To remind you of:

Never does a concert reach its end
Before thoughts of beer begin to seep in
Amused we become, with smiles on our faces
Then we celebrate til dawn in many places

As long as music exists in Ghent
They'll never defeat us in the end!


from Cryptograms, released January 17, 2020
Daan Janssens (melody), Kevin Verlaeckt (lyrics), Bryan A. Crumpler (orchestration, transcreation, producer)


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Bryan A. Crumpler New York, New York

Composer, Musical Cryptanalyst, Founder/CEO & Chief Cryptologist – Ahmadeus Beaux-Arts, Inc.

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