Film Music Of Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

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September 1, 1993

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The Film Music collection of movie themes, all composed by Italian soundtrack god Ennio Morricone, differs in two very distinct ways from the countless collections of his music licensed by doddering budget houses or performed by hack orchestras and ensembles: one is that Morricone himself produced, arranged, and conducted each selection on this collection, and the second is that these themes were all recorded for this album. This is not a compilation of any kind, but an orchestral review by the composer of his own work in collaboration with Rome's National Academy Orchestra and the Roman Sinfonietta. Like Debussy conducting his own pieces in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this music takes on an entirely different meaning when conducted by its composer. "The Mission" becomes an impressionistic work based on a Roman folk melody, "Once Upon a Time in the West" is not so much a dirge looking back over the wreckage of a place in time but a futuristic gaze into the vastness by a seeker, and "Cinema Paradiso" is a series of statements about the transcendent emotions experienced while inside the cinema. In Morricone's own hands, this music leaves the big screen and enters into the canon of a classical music that could only have been composed in the 20th century. "Deborah's Theme" from Once Upon a Time in America holds within it all the promise, regret, pathos, and destruction the time symbolized. A brief listen to the theme from "Lolita" offers the listener an intimate view of Morricone's own manner of hearing strings as they are played in harmonic striation over the piano's melody and then interchanged, creating a feeling of memory, loss, and regret. Film Music is a fine, stunning collection by the maestro himself, and a must for anyone interested in how Morricone's music sounds to him when he is composing. ~ Thom Jurek

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Key Value
Catalogue number CDVIP 123
Barcode 0724383901326
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly , film score~The Good, The Bad And The Ugly 02:38
2. Le Clan des Siciliens , film score~The Sicilian Clan 03:58
3. The Life and Times of David Lloyd George, television film score 05:07
4. Once Upon a Time in the West, film score~The Man With The Harmonica 03:30
5. La Califfa , film score~La Califfa 02:37
6. The Mission, film score~Gabriels Oboe 02:13
7. Giu la testa , film score ~A Fistful Of Dynamite 04:36
8. Once Upon a Time in the West, film score~ Once Upon A Time In The West 05:05
9. Once Upon a Time in America, film score~Cockey's Song 04:18
10. The Mission, film score~The Mission 02:52
11. Maddalena, film score~Come Maddalena 04:19
12. Moses the Lawgiver, television film score~Moses Theme 04:04
13. The Mission, film score~The Falls 02:12
14. Il Mio Nome e Nessuno , film score ~My Name Is Nobody 03:09
15. Joss, Il Professionista, film score ~Le Vent, Le Cri 05:19
16. Once Upon a Time in America, film score~Deborah's Theme 04:20