The Music of Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone has scored hundreds of movies, including Cinema Paradiso, The Untouchables, The Mission, and recently The Hateful Eight for which he has won the 2016 Oscar for best score.

Ennio Morricone has won the Oscar for scoring The Hateful Eight by Quentin Tarantino

Ennio Morricone has composed about 500 scores, from “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” to “The Mission”, “Cinema Paradiso”, “Malena”, and in 2015 “The Hateful Eight” for which he has finally won his first Oscar at the age of 87.

Ennio Morricone has also composed pop songs such as “Se Telefonando” performed by Mina. In his early years he was an arranger, an orchestrator, a composer which helped him approach his first movie scores.

The style of Ennio Morricone is recognizable in most scores, especially the westerns by Sergio Leone, and the more romantic scores.

The following video is from a live performance held in Venice in 2007 in which the Maestro conducts the orchestra performing some of his most famous pieces.

From The Hateful Eight, L’Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock.

Here are some recommended selections of Ennio Morricone music available on CD, and MP3.

 

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight


(2016/Verve) 28 tracks. Ennio Morricone’s music for Quentin Tarantino’s new film The Hateful Eight, is the legendary composer’s first Western score in four decades. In addition to Morricone’s compositions, the album features dialogue from the film as well as songs by the White Stripes, Roy Orbison, and David Hess.

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Ennio Morricone – L’ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock
Ennio Morricone – Overture
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell, Samuel L Jackson – Major Warren Meet Daisy Domergue
Ennio Morricone – Narratore Letterario
the White Stripes – Apple Blossom
Tim Roth, Kurt Russell – Frontier Justice
Ennio Morricone – L’ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock
Ennio Morricone – Neve
Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen – This Here Is Daisy Domergue
Ennio Morricone – Sei Cavalli
Ennio Morricone – Raggi Di Sole Sulla Montagna
Samuel L Jackson, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern – Son of the Bloody Nigger Killer of Baton Rouge
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell – Jim Jones at Botany Bay
Ennio Morricone – Neve
Samuel L Jackson, Demián Bichir, Walton Goggins – Uncle Charlie’s Stew
Ennio Morricone – I Quattro Passeggeri
Ennio Morricone – La Musica Prima Del Massacro
Ennio Morricone – L’inferno Bianco
Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, Kurt Russell – The Suggestive Oswaldo Mobray
David Hess – Now You’re All Alone
Ennio Morricone – Sangue E Neve
Ennio Morricone – L’inferno Bianco
Ennio Morricone – Neve
Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen – Daisy’s Speech
Ennio Morricone – La Lettera Di Lincoln
Ennio Morricone, Walter Goggins – La Lettera Di Lincoln
Roy Orbison – There Won’t Be Many Coming Home
Ennio Morricone – La Puntura Della Morte

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Ennio Morricone: 1966-1987 (2CD Set)


Exclusive import-only two CD release featuring the best by this internationally renowned film composer and Academy Award Lifetime Achievement recipient. 33 tracks including themes from ‘The Good the Bad & the Ugly’, ‘The Mission’, ‘Once Upon a Time in America’, ‘The Mission’ and others. Virgin.
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The Legendary Italian Westerns (The Film Composers Series, Volume II)


31 selections from the man who forever defined the way a Western should sound, including snatches from Once Upon a Time in the West (including that great Man with a Harmonica ); A Fistful of Dollars; For a Few Dollars More; Death Rides a Horse; A Gun for Ringo , and more.
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Ennio Morricone: Peace Notes – Live in Venice


1 DVD + 2 CD package of Ennio Morricone Conducting his own music in Peace Notes, a 9/11 Peace Concert – Live In Venice with the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra, Choir La Fenice, Soprano Susanna Rigacci performed on 9/10 and 9/11 2007. Filmed in high definition, featuring many of Morricone’s best loved film scores including:
(The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), (The Mission), (Once Upon A Time In The West), (Once Upon A Time In America).
Morricone is traveling around the world performing this amazing concert for peace, which was conducted in front of the United Nations, portions of which can be seen on this DVD set.
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