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CIAO MAESTRO

By Pete Moore On July 6th, 2020

Ennio Morricone has died in Rome, aged 91. His palmares is far too extensive to list, but what a life and what a legacy.

On a drive down to Gibraltar once I took a detour to Almeria, to see where many of the Spaghetti Westerns were shot. It was beautiful and dramatic as you’d expect, because Sergio Leone shot them so well. But it was Morricone’s iconic scores which kept on coming to mind. He once described music as “energy, space and time”, which you understand when you hear his genius. And that’s what he was, a genius.

3 Responses to “CIAO MAESTRO”

  1. A great opportunity to repeat my favourite version of Morricone’s genius. And yes, that’s what it was, genius:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuOArEfqGo

    Disagree? Listen to this and tell me it’s not genius:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_F24rJ7NSI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3o1jzbIf9pYx1J_auIJXHqS4e9P125dje6qq-QGfjVWEY-IfOc9IuAQK8

    I’ve just seen a photo on the internet of Morricone and Sergio Leone at primary school together. What were the chances of having such talent in different fields in the same class?

  2. His film scores were simply legend.

  3. rest in peace Ennio.

    Excellent Peter. I love the bit where the lady sings the wah wah wah, part.

    But you forgot the most important video. You see…..

    In this world there’s two kinds of people my friend. Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJCSNIl2Pls