Jan 31 2020

David Byrne Presents: Masters of Soundtracks - Ennio Morricone

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
The Strong Ennio Morricone
Inseguimento Ennio Morricone
The Carriage Of The Spirits Ennio Morricone
Marcia Ennio Morricone
Il Treno Militare Ennio Morricone
Fine Di Una Spia Ennio Morricone
The Ecstasy Of Gold Ennio Morricone
Gabriel's Oboe Ennio Morricone
On Earth As It Is In Heaven Ennio Morricone
Cartoni Animati (Seq. 1 - Titoli) Ennio Morricone
Morale Ipocrita Borghese Ennio Morricone
For a Few Dollars More Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano
Paying off Scores, Pt. 1 Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano
Once Upon a Time in The West Ennio Morricone
Il grande massacro Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
La posada, Pt. 1 Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
Un letto troppo grande Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
Man With The Harmonica Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
Addio a Cheyenne Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
A Fistful Of Dollars Ennio Morricone
Doppi giochi Ennio Morricone
L'estasi dell'oro Ennio Morricone
Chi mai Ennio Morricone
Una Pistola Per Ringo (Main Titles - Instrumental) Ennio Morricone
Theme (From ''The Battle of Algiers'', 1966) Ennio Morricone

Morricone wrote at least 400 film soundtracks and 100 pieces of classical music. Mind boggling. He started off as an experimental composer but was adaptable and realized that for the film jobs, his more complex music was not going to work. To his frustration he's best known for the sergio leone "spaghetti westerns" which made a star out of Clint Eastwood. Despite that frustration these are considered by many to be the best soundtracks of all time...so there's quite a few examples on this playlist.

This story might not be true, but it's a good one anyway: I heard or read somewhere that Morricone wrote the western scores before the pictures were shot- so Leone essentially staged some of the scenes to fit the music, rather than the music being composed after the picture was finished, which is usually the case. For a composer, this is heaven- the music is about establishing a mood and allowed to build and flow in a musical way rather than being shaped by the film editing. Maybe for this reason the music has stood the test of time and it holds up apart from the visuals. Enjoy.

Jan 31 2020

David Byrne Presents: Masters of Soundtracks - Ennio Morricone

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
The Strong Ennio Morricone
Inseguimento Ennio Morricone
The Carriage Of The Spirits Ennio Morricone
Marcia Ennio Morricone
Il Treno Militare Ennio Morricone
Fine Di Una Spia Ennio Morricone
The Ecstasy Of Gold Ennio Morricone
Gabriel's Oboe Ennio Morricone
On Earth As It Is In Heaven Ennio Morricone
Cartoni Animati (Seq. 1 - Titoli) Ennio Morricone
Morale Ipocrita Borghese Ennio Morricone
For a Few Dollars More Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano
Paying off Scores, Pt. 1 Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano
Once Upon a Time in The West Ennio Morricone
Il grande massacro Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
La posada, Pt. 1 Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
Un letto troppo grande Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
Man With The Harmonica Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
Addio a Cheyenne Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema Italiano & Ennio Morricone
A Fistful Of Dollars Ennio Morricone
Doppi giochi Ennio Morricone
L'estasi dell'oro Ennio Morricone
Chi mai Ennio Morricone
Una Pistola Per Ringo (Main Titles - Instrumental) Ennio Morricone
Theme (From ''The Battle of Algiers'', 1966) Ennio Morricone

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