Ennio Morricone dies aged 91


The composer I think who considers himself a series composer house that Panama's to him today yeah I have my little ocarina here which I've been walking around today this is of course the instrument that you know.

From that it's such a simple little instrument and that and a whistle became such an iconic piece of music from the they could have you know that well do you recall that track.

You know it's just it's speaks to his ability to sort of think outside traditional music and he did it so early on E. in the sixties when he's working his surgically ani and it was just a do you do I think we all hear that there's so much to unpack and that melody like you got John Williams withdraws and you've got that simple little motif that speaks so perfectly to what those characters that that single minded focus they're going after the treasure and that melody kind of says it all what what struck me also when I was just reading about him today what was.
He had been I mean he he composed at the desk he didn't compose piano hero to his own orchestration.

He was a he was a classically trained very formal musician and also the other thing was that he did he he never learned English and he never composed anything outside the city.

That's exactly right and and I think you know we should all be so lucky you know he said will box sat down and wrote his music Beethoven is the same so I do the same thing and I I can't say the same thing in terms of just sitting there with pen and paper and and creating the sort of the beautiful melodies and and the interesting musically great over the years but but yeah he was a very from medical composer in many different areas.

I would assume this is similar to music actually I think because only from once upon a time in a day in America just listen to that.
The range we were talking about that nascent cinema parity said I I and then another spaghetti western he was a he was a trumpeter wasn't easy his father was a trumpeter and he trained as the trumpeters well.
It was a trumpet player it's got sort of that hyper Movado going and that somehow plugged in really beautifully to to the music he wrote for the spaghetti westerns and you know the spaghetti western like yet we have no idea about what traditional western music was before Anya Marconi and it was the big sweeping melodies and traditional orchestral music that we're hearing over here in John Ford's films and then all of a sudden anymore Coney he doesn't have a budget so he throws up the rule book it's all these unusual instruments out and just sort of re creates the genre just like Sergio Leone did with a completely new sound.

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