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.