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Ennio Morricone

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Ennio Morricone born 10 November 1928 in Rome is an Italian composer especially noted for his film scores. He has composed the scores of more than 500 motion pictures and television series, in a career lasting over 50 years. His scores have been included in over 30 award-winning films as well as several symphonic and choral pieces. Morricone is most famous for his work in the Spaghetti Westerns directed by his friend Sergio Leone. Morricone’s sparse style of composition for the genre is particularly exemplified by the soundtracks of the classic spaghetti westerns The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) and Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968).

Born in Rome, Morricone took up the trumpet as a child and attended the National Academy of Santa Cecilia to take lessons on the instrument at the age of nine. He formally entered a conservatory at the age of 12, enrolling in a four-year harmony programme. He received his trumpet diploma in 1946 and started working professionally, composing the music to “Il Mattino” (“The Morning”). Morricone soon gained popularity by writing his first background music for radio dramas and quickly moved into film.
In the 1950s he received the “Diploma in Instrumentation for Band” (fanfare) where he won a diploma in Composition under the composer Goffredo Petrassi.

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  • Nov_Rain

    Genius.

    16 Jul 11:13pm Reply
  • EmptyWords7

    Godspeed You! Ennio Morricone. :lookaround:

    2 Jun 10:52am Reply
  • Zabapas

    "Once Upon a Time in the West "y "Gabrie's Oboe" los mejores temas de Ennio Morricone.

    21 May 8:11am Reply
  • ixab_

    U.S. tour got canceled... I'm anxious about his health :(

    19 May 8:19pm Reply
  • palecha

    Moricone/ This is not compozer-this is interpretorer/ i,m think...

    16 May 4:18am Reply
  • GhostFame

    Metallica. That is all.

    6 May 6:16pm Reply
  • R_Barrientos

    Hate those inconsistent name tracks.

    1 May 10:22am Reply
  • dr_bun

    i really liked his giallo music, can anyone help me with other stuff of his that's kinda similar i should check out?

    29 Apr 2:03pm Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    This hombre made tantos clássicos!!!Trilha sonora pra vida.Pio belo.

    27 Apr 3:53am Reply
  • xfriki

    the baddest man alive.

    23 Apr 3:13am Reply
  • jossymart

    Un Maestro.

    17 Apr 11:42pm Reply
  • moreaupat

    oh ok sorry! huh btw, i forgot one my favourite, La Moglie Piu Bella

    7 Apr 8:39am Reply
  • ixab_

    Get well soon, Maestro. [2]

    5 Apr 6:10pm Reply
  • ixab_

    @moreaupat yeah I know, I just looked @his library and said some tracks he didn't listen to

    4 Apr 6:53pm Reply
  • Menno75

    Several concerts postponed due to Morricone's back surgery. Get well soon, Maestro.

    3 Apr 10:46pm Reply
  • moreaupat

    to name a few, because there is a a LOT of gold in his scores... La Resa Dei Conti, Roma Come Chicago, Una Breve Stagione, Il Grande Silenzio, Metti Una Sera a Cena, Le Marginal, Le Casse, Escalation, La Banquière, Slalom, Matchless, Tre Donne, e per tetto un cielo di stelle, L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo, Le Ruffian, Chi l'ha vista morire?

    3 Apr 9:26am Reply
  • moreaupat

    @ ixab_: the guy said "obscure", this sound like an official best of

    3 Apr 9:01am Reply
  • pitrafilla

    impresionate.. ennio.. forever...

    2 Apr 9:57am Reply
  • Akatian

    His score for Orca is haunting and beautiful, it has a depressing quality to it, mostly because I associate it with the film probably. That movie messed me up the first time I saw it at way too early an age.

    24 Mar 1:46am Reply
  • ixab_

    @dharma24 once upon a time in the west https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s0-wbXC3pQ IMO by far his best (it's famous, but I didn't saw it in your lib).. ~ Other recommendations: Un Amico, The Legend of the Pianist on the ocean, Gabriels Oboe, Sacco and Vanzetti!, theme from Sicilian Clan and Chi Mai

    18 Mar 10:07pm Reply
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