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Alessandro Alessandroni

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Alessandro Alessandroni ( March 18, 1925, Rome) is an Italian musician.
He plays multiple instruments, including the guitar, mandolin, mandolincello, sitar, accordion, and piano, and has composed over 40 film scores and countless library music.

Being an accomplished whistler, Alessandroni collaborated with his childhood friend Ennio Morricone on a number of soundtracks for Spaghetti westerns. Morricone’s orchestration often calls for an unusual combination of instruments and voices. Alessandroni’s twangy guitar riff is central to the main theme for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Alessandroni can be heard as the whistler on the soundtracks for Sergio Leone’s films A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, Once Upon a Time in the West, Pervirella, and many others. An eight singers choir was also founded in 1961 by Alessandro Alessandroni, I Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni provided vocals on numerous Italian records and soundtracks, including those by Ennio Morricone and Piero Umiliani.

Alessandro Alessandroni isn’t a household name in popular or film music, but his contributions to the two fields have made his work among the most familiar of any musician to emerge since the 1950s. Born in Soriano nel Cimino, north of Rome, in 1925, Alessandroni never aspired to formal music training — he was entirely self-taught, and started learning the guitar and the mandolin by listening to and watching the men who made music at the family’s barber shop. He listened to classical music on his own and bought his first mandolin at age 13. He also discovered as a boy that in addition to being proficient on a multitude of stringed and keyboard instruments, he had an uncanny ability to whistle.

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