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 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

It has become a sad day but his legacy of fine music will long be remembered & played & analysed forevermore!

R.I.P Maestro & thank you.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

He was responsible for some of the most beautiful and intriguing sounds that ever graced the screen - big and small.

Good bye, Ennio...

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 2:08 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I don't play his music every day but he's rarely far from the playlist ... the last score I heard was on Saturday, one of my favourites: Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972) - I've yet to see the film - and we have a large number of others to select and remember him by.

My Italian cousins know of my music tastes and have, at least twice, sent me CD albums, gambling on me not already owning them. Most recently it was the Decca live recordings' album released as 60 Years of Music and I happily added this to our collection.

For nearly 30 years, pre-internet, I owned only a dozen or so of his scores (though had purchased many compilation albums such that I had numerous copies of certain pieces!) but, then on, for a decade or so I bought almost everything I could find of his releases and clearly o'd smile. These days, given my widening tastes, I'm not so devoted to his works but I remain grateful that he produced so many great works over such a long career.

On Friday's FSM chat (thank you, Stephen, for hosting), we spoke about his impact on British/Western music listening tastes, the general consensus being that this was phenomenal. Personally I don't think he became a name this side of the Channel/La Manche until the end of the 1960s (notwithstanding some early birds who had grabbed vinyl releases of the iconic western scores) but whether he was a household name here back in 1964/5 or a few years later ... his name is more likely than not to be known today in most households.

To those who have sampled only a small portion of his works, be it the westerns or easy-listening lounge scores, or even the giallos ... keep sampling as there is plenty of choice.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 2:27 AM   
 By:   Halloween_Jack   (Member)

Terrible news - But I guess there’s some consolation that his incredible body of work, his musical voice, will forever remain immortalised in the films and soundtracks.

RIP Sir, and thank you for your musical gifts to us all through the years.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 2:28 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

The saddest of news. Some of his scores are my all time favourites and I was hoping for another masterpiece with Tornatore.

RIP Maestro.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 2:35 AM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

I'm listening to my favourite piece of music of his- Deborahs Theme from OATIA. Bliss.

Rest in piece, Maestro; we'll not see your like again.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

I'm now listening to L'AGNESE VA A MORIRE, such a sad score fitting so well with this very sad day.

Thanks for all the incredible music, for your dedication and genius, Maestro.


 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:02 AM   
 By:   brofax   (Member)

I'm now listening to L'AGNESE VA A MORIRE, such a sad score fitting so well with this very sad day.

So am I, Laurent, and side by side with IL PENTITO - the perfect combination for such a sad day.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:04 AM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

'One of the greatest filmcomposers'?

No, 'the greatest' !!!!

Farewell Maestro

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   stalemate12   (Member)

R.I.P Gran Maestro.

I thank you for all the wonderful music you have given us over so many decades. You have been a great part of my life ever since I first heard your music to 'Once Upon A Time In The West' in the cinema when I was 15 years old. Now, almost 4 decades later your music still touches me more than that of any other composer and I admit to having had tears in my eyes when I heard the sad news and then saw wee clips of Cinema Paradiso, The Mission etc on BBC News this morning. I thought that Hans Zimmer's homage on the BBC to the greatest of them all was fitting and showed his deepest admiration for Ennio and his music.

One of the greatest days of my life was my first Morricone concert at the Barbican in London in March 2001. I jumped out of my seat after the western suite and then noticed that everybody else in the audience followed suit. But the icing on the cake was that I managed to get backstage after the concert and meet Ennio in person. I got a couple of autographs and a photo of Ennio and myself will always be a great reminder of this unforgettable occasion. Sadly I don't speak any Italian, so I couldn't say much to him.

You will never be forgotten!

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:10 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Here's my obituary (in Norwegian, use Google Translate if interested):

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   Les Jepson   (Member)

We've lost the giant. Innovation? Versatility? No one else ever came close, before or since.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   William R.   (Member)

Can't think of anyone else who wrote so much beautiful music. Nothing else I could say could possibly do justice to his unparalleled body of work. RIP.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:31 AM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

This is terrible news. Like many others, I thought he would just keep on going and going. He was my favorite living composer and I've thrilled to his music for over 50 years.
It's strange that we just had that TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA announcement thread and many of us fans were talking about and listing our favorite Morricone scores. And of course, I had been listening to some of my faves just yesterday.
He will be missed. Condolences to his family.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:38 AM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

wow sorry to read this.

Rest in peace Mr. M

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:46 AM   
 By:   McD   (Member)

Sad news. One of the immortals. RIP.

I’ll give the first Bulworth Suite a listen shortly in remembrance.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 3:57 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Words fail me.

R.I.P. Maestro.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   MI6   (Member)

A legend in film music. Hate to lose him.

R.I.P. Ennio.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

Terrible news!
One of the great memories I have was attending his concert in Rio de Janeiro on May 2007.
I drove 5 hours to Rio with my wife and a friend and we meet other fans before the concert.
The audience was so excited that kept asking more and more encores. Ennio did 5 then, after the 5th encore, he took the scores, mashed them under his arm and practically ran off the stage. It was a wonderful evening.

 Posted:   Jul 6, 2020 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

This is very sad news indeed. I discovered his music back in the late '70s and have been a big fan since then - my all time favorite composer. Many thanks for all the fantastic music you have given us through the years Maestro Ennio Morricone.
Rest in peace.

I'm listening to one of of his most beautiful and sad scores now, namely IL DESERTO DEI's hard to hold back the tears.....

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