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Ennio Morricone. Whoever knows musical scores from movies and tv, then they know who Ennio Morricone is. His work is famously known in “The Dollars Trilogy” (A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly). The pieces “The Ecstasy of Gold,” “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Main Theme)” and “The Trio” from The Good, The Bad And The Ugly remain pop culture masterpieces since 1966.
However, we’re gonna talk about Morricone’s OTHER hits from his extensive repertoire. This will take a while so the list will be short but heavy! Let’s look at his other genres of film and tv:
To this day, Morricone writes music for comedy. His well-known pieces include the the theme for Il Vizietto (La Cages Aux Folles) released in 1978. He also did the theme for Il Ladrone (The Thief). Also to note, he did a score for the Warren Beatty Bulworth.
As far as Spaghetti Westerns, OTHER works Morricone has done is the score for the Sergio Leone masterpiece One Upon A Time In The West. A notable pieces are the “Man With A Harmonica” and “Addio A Cheyenne.” Other works done with Morricone are Two Mules for Sister Sara, Death Rides A Horse, and Guns for San Sebastian just to name a few.
Horror does not come to mind when talking about Morricone’s works but he indeed did the music. He also did Giallo films (mystery fiction). Some works include the scores from Holocaust 2000, Senza sapere niente di lei, The Fifth Cord, and the John Carpenter classic The Thing.
Ennio Morricone has so many works that could not fit this list. Perhaps another list is in order for another time…