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Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« on: July 06, 2020, 04:05:53 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53305397

Sad news. I bought a double album of his film scores whilst on holiday in Italy last summer.
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Re: Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 04:31:05 AM »
Sad news indeed.  He had a very good run and was working to the end.  He was a very gifted composer and tune-smith having scored over 400 films.  RIP dear Maestro.  :(

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Re: Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 04:40:48 AM »
Sad news indeed.  He had a very good run and was working to the end.  He was a very gifted composer and tune-smith having scored over 400 films.  RIP dear Maestro.  :(
I agree. I thought that you would be sad to hear this news.

I heard this CD playing in a palace I was visiting in Italy last year and was impressed with much of the music:
« Last Edit: July 06, 2020, 04:43:32 AM by vandermolen »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 05:29:04 AM »
Sad news, indeed. He was one of my favorite film music composers. A remarkable gift he had for sure. RIP, Maestro Morricone.
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Re: Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 09:24:39 AM »
This great film composer has passed at age 91 due to complications from a fall he suffered in recent days. He composed around 500 soundtracks making him one of the most reputable film composers. Rest in peace.

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Re: Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2020, 11:57:41 AM »
He wrote so many film scores.  I still only know (very) well the scores for The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Once Upon a Time in the West and The Mission -- I have not made a serious attempt to explore more of his huge ouvre -- but had he only done those he'd still be a giant in film score history.

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Re: Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2020, 03:33:39 PM »
Looking down his filmography I'm surprised I never realized it was his work in The Battle Of Algiers.

Also that its his work on the soundtrack of The Thing. I'd just assumed John Carpenter provided the music himself.

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Re: Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2020, 06:14:38 PM »
From the Guardian, mostly less familiar pieces:

Ennio Morricone: 10 of his greatest compositions
From idiosyncratic Italian pop to experimental funk and moments from his classic westerns, here are some of the maestro’s most striking moments


there was also a link to this:

Pros score all-time classics

"Ennio Morricone’s original music for Roland Joffe’s 1986 film “The Mission” landed on top of a Variety poll of 40 active composers who were asked to name their top three original movie scores of all time in order of preference. The survey, conducted with the help of the good folks at ASCAP and BMI, used a point system that rewarded the first choice with three points, the second with two, etc., and offered a telling view of the pecking order of the great composers past and present and what it takes to achieve a state of sonic transcendence."[...]

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Re: Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 01:05:23 AM »
Morricone's classical compositions include piano works, a few symphonic pieces, chamber music, choral works, songs, cantatas, one opera and a mass. His first classical pieces date back to the late forties.
http://www.enniomorricone.org/the-music/
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Ennio_Morricone#Classic_(absolute)_music.

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Second Concerto (for flute, cello and orchestra) 1984–85
Fourth Concerto (for organ, two trumpets, two trombones and orchestra) 1993
(and no, he did not write 15 piano concertos).

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Re: Ennio Morricone has died (1928-2020)
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2020, 04:56:10 AM »
Morricone's classical compositions include piano works, a few symphonic pieces, chamber music, choral works, songs, cantatas, one opera and a mass. His first classical pieces date back to the late forties.
http://www.enniomorricone.org/the-music/
Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Ennio_Morricone#Classic_(absolute)_music.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/A1Ue9YE9vnQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/A1Ue9YE9vnQ</a>

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Second Concerto (for flute, cello and orchestra) 1984–85
Fourth Concerto (for organ, two trumpets, two trombones and orchestra) 1993
(and no, he did not write 15 piano concertos).

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/jECzxt6gngk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/jECzxt6gngk</a>

Fascinating.  So much to explore.  His gift to us will continue long after he's gone.