The “Maestro,” Ennio Morricone, Will Compose No More

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Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose credits include the “spaghetti” Westerns that made Clint Eastwood a star, has died in Rome aged 91.

According to Italian news agency Ansa, he died in hospital having fractured his femur in a fall some days ago.

The prolific composer also wrote music for Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables and Cinema Paradiso.

Having received an honorary Oscar in 2007, he went on to win one in 2016 for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Morricone, who was simply known as “Maestro” in his home town of Rome, scored more than 500 films over seven decades. More

A few years ago the Danish National Symphony Orchestra recorded a number of Morricone’s spaghetti western pieces.

A Fistful of Dollars Here

Once Upon A Time A Time In The West Here

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Here 

13 Comments on The “Maestro,” Ennio Morricone, Will Compose No More

  1. The Danish National Symphony versions are actually better than the movie versions, because of the movie’s budget limitations.

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  2. I’ve watched The Hateful Eight several times and always liked that music, really enhances many of the scenes. No surprise than it was Morricone.

    God Speed dude. 91 is a good run.

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  3. He will live on. I bought a poncho at a Celtic festival a few years back. My hubby thinks it looks like the one Eastwood wore. Soooooo, every time I wear it, he starts singing “dewy ewey ewww, (theme song from the good, bad and the ugly).

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  4. Ah, whistling and harmonicas were awesome! As were pretty much all the rest. He had great range, from light and positive to somber and powerful. His music was an important part of every movie.

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  5. He should be entombed at Sad Hill, between Arch Stanton and Unknown.

    Fun fact: Morricone also did the music for Once Upon A Time In The West.

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  6. I met Ennio through The Untouchables soundtrack and fell in love with his style [also check out the music for In The Line of Fire (another fine Clint Eastwood flick)].
    May he Rest In Peace.

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