Although I can't help but wonder how many more copies of SENILITA' could be purchased by Miklos Rozsa's fans if they were only aware how much this Piccioni soundtrack resembles Rozsa's romantic music.
I don't think it's that easy. I have a few friends who are also Miklos Rozsa fans like me, but for whom SENILITA' is not really their cup of tea. I have often tried to persuade one or the other, but it is difficult: One may go for it, the other one not. You need to have a particular sensiblity for this kind of music even though there might be a few similiaritites now and then with Rozsa's romantic style. But nevertheless, it is a quite unique delicate impressionistic style with a strong Mediterranean flavor and also with dissonances in between which are not to everyone's liking - and above all not to those who are mainly accustomed to the usual US kind of scoring.
I'm really looking forward to hearing it in full I ordered it direct from Saimel along with: Cuore Di Cane Le evasioni celebri: Benvenuto Cellini - L'evasione di Casanova L'etrusco uccide ancora 3 Del Colorado
Thanks for the tip I have been very happy with these releases so far this year. Solimano il Conqiuistatore Immagini Di Un Convento Vita Di Michelangelo I Promessi Sposi Il Pistolero Dell'Ave Maria Il Mio Nome È Shangai Joe Danza Macabra Seddok, L'Erede Di Satana / Lycanthropus
Few more that I'm really looking forward to hearing Maciste L'Uomo Più Forte Del Mondo Senilità The Spy Who Came in From Cold
It's the one Piccioni score I've been waiting for someone to release, along with Cristo si e Fermato a Eboli. It seems like the labels are releasing everything from Piccioni these days EXCEPT for the 2 scores that I've been most longing for. Tre Fratelli's score is achingly melancholic, spare & intensely nostalgic in nature - the scores from Un Bambino Di Nome Gesu & Chronicle of a Death Foretold sound similar to the music found in Tre Fratelli -which would make sense, seeing as they are all later Piccioni scores composed around the same period.
Here's a link to the trailer for Tre Fratelli - it will give you a good idea of the style of music