Film Score Monthly
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   May 27, 2023 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

We are back again with a new issue of our on-line publication dedicated to Morricone: Maestro #24. We already celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication!

You will find some exclusive info, comments and articles, and some “old” and recent news.
Our base migrated to a wiki:

The main articles are as follows:
- The Sicilian Clan: complete score breakdown and review, with discoveries and information in comparing the film versions and the expanded CD
- Special guest with exclusive interview: Carlo Romano, oboe player
- Hamlet: film & score review
- Il lieto fine (theatre-play): first Morricone' songs
- Art dossier: Guns for San Sebastian
- Karaoke versions: the off-vocal base versions available
- Early arrangements for Angelini: 2nd and final part

And more… (a thick issue of 74 pages). Table of contents here:

So no need to register, the access is direct now to read or upload the review (document in color, in pdf format, in English).
Good reading,

 Posted:   May 28, 2023 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   brofax   (Member)

Thanks so much, Patrick and Didier.

Another bumper read to look forward to and especially to the "Hamlet" review. The theme is every bit as good as "Gabriel's Oboe". In fact, I hope it's not heresy to say that I prefer it by just a tiny, tiny margin smile

 Posted:   May 28, 2023 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

Some good stuff there guys, well done as usual.

 Posted:   May 28, 2023 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   Gary Radovich   (Member)

And another wonderful edition. Bravo !

 Posted:   May 29, 2023 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

Great stuff as usual, hats off to Patrick and Didier!

I especially like the article about oboist Carlo Romano. The articles on Hamlet and Il clan dei Siciliani are very interesting too. I really hope for an expanded/complete Hamlet CD but alas I heard the original mastertapes may be lost (this may be wrong though).

Regarding the interview with Carlo Romano; the names Paolo Verrecchia, Bruno and Spartaco Incagnoli were new to me. I was looking for info on Verrecchia and aside from finding out that he's credited playing the Oboe and English horn on some Morricone works from the early-to-mid 2000s (I had completely missed that!) - I learned that he played the Heckelphone on some classical recordings from the same period. So I think it's likely that he was the Heckelphone soloist on Padre Pio. I'm pretty sure this very rare double-reed instrument was used on the track "La casa della sofferenza" but it could also be a Bass oboe (aka baritone oboe), which has a similar but somewhat thinner sound.

 Posted:   May 29, 2023 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

Thank you very much, all, and especially Mikael488.
The Romano's interview is particularly rich and long, to interest every Morricone's admirer. And Hamlet was quite difficult to comment and detail, but very rich as well, and instructive.

I am specially proud of the Ehresmann's involvement about Le clan des Siciliens, fo which he discovered many aspects.

About the oboe and Verrecchia, he is few credited (only for Un Papa rimasto uomo, for a film score). I tried to interviewed him, after romano, but it couldn't possible.
Mikael, if there are some other soloists to interview, please feel free to do or to inform us.

To browse through the publication Maestro, it is possible to see one page or another, freely, in each internet page of the issues.
Good reading.

 Posted:   May 29, 2023 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   jeffhall7   (Member)

Thanks Patrick and Didier- will check it out.

You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2023 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.
Website maintained and powered by Veraprise and Matrimont.