Ennio Morricone

5 Mar

In case you missed it, Ennio Morricone, age 87,  walked home with an Oscar this year for his original score for The Hateful Eight. Born in Rome in 1928, he has achieved incredible success as a composer, orchestrator, and conductor. Over the past seven decades, Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works.

Perhaps my favorite of all of his compositions is this, from Cinema Paradiso. It always manages to bring a smile to my face and a few tears to my eyes. Turn up your volume and enjoy.

Bravo, Signor Morricone! Complimenti!




10 Responses to “Ennio Morricone”

  1. Sandra March 5, 2016 at 3:53 PM #

    Where is it! Is it here? Can I play it?

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Diana March 5, 2016 at 4:51 PM #

    love, love love all the music from that movie! Wonderful….

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jean March 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM #

    Oh Judy, how lovely for you to point out this Oscar. We have an Oscar party every year and this was the most emotional moment for us. It just shows that in our business, talent has no expiry date. He has reinforced our resolve to never stop working. That seems to be the secret of staying young. Thank you Ennio.

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  4. Larsen, L R March 5, 2016 at 11:13 PM #

    Well worth the 3 minutes and 9 seconds
    Those clips are guaranteed to quicken your pulse and raise your BP
    Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  5. karenincalabria March 6, 2016 at 3:12 AM #

    Wonderful composer with a gift for transmitting heartfelt emotion.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sandy Holswade March 7, 2016 at 3:27 PM #

    Judy – I saw him win and thought he was adorable. I didn’t know he was the composer for Cinema Paradiso. The movie and music is heart wrenching and heart warming. A favorite of mine.

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