Ennio Morricone has passed away

So sad.  What a wonderful composer. 

And "Once Upon a Time in the West." The list goes on and on.
A brilliant composer. 

He was a very influential composer who leaves a wonderful musical
legacy for people to explore.

Streaming is your friend!

Rock/pop Audiophile fans: start with the “Ecstasy of Gold” intro on Metallica’s S&M release. If that does not get your blood pumping maybe check for a soul or a new hifi. 
RIP Ennio....strange coincidence... I just watched "Once upon a time in the West" last night...one of my fav Sergio Leone movies
He wrote music for movies that sounded  like nothing I had heard before and I'm a big Movies Sountrack Freak.RIP Ennio .....
Musical Tributes:

Celebrazione di Ennio Morricone, genio ispiratore 06_07_20

Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone Tribute

Ennio Morricone-Homage

RIP Ennio Morricone - Cinema Paradiso Piano Arrangement by AyseDeniz | @ADPianist

Ennio Morricone - "The man with the harmonica" - Andrea Giuffredi trumpet

Ennio Morricone: Lontano

Tim Allhoff spielt Ennio Morricone für Klassik Radio

E. Morricone - Playing Love From The Legend of 1900, arr. A. Del Sal

Tribute to Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold - Harevis

Ennio morricone Gabriel's Oboe - Ensemble Brasilis

Ennio Morricone-Gabriel's Oboe par Wassylla Boujana - Hommage 6 juillet 2020

Omaggio a Ennio Morricone

"Gabriel's oboe" Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone - Per un Pugno di Dollari (Performed by Marco Fugatti)

Luca Zanetti interpreta "Sacco e Vanzetti" di Ennio Morricone

清塚信也【Playing Love 愛を奏でて】海の上のピアニストより Ennio Morricone R.I.P.

Un pensiero per Ennio Morricone: "Gabriel's Oboe"

Rip. Ennio Morricone "Once Upon a Time in the West" sax street cover

SSO Feature / Gabriel's Oboe / Ennio Morricone / Hoàng Mạnh Lâm, oboe

Chi Mai (Ennio Morricone) - RIP Maestro

In my Pantheon of favorite film composers.  That's for sure.  His work was almost magically suited to the wide screen.
Young guitarist Jacopo Mastrangelo enchants locked down Rome

The melodic theme music from "Cinema Paradiso" soars over a completely still and silent Rome every sunset.

It provides an enchanting end to surreal days in lockdown living through a pandemic that has claimed over 22,000 lives in Italy and 145,000 worldwide.

The 18-year-old guitarist behind the performances has turned into a social media star for his impromptu covers of Ennio Morricone classics.

He plays from the terrace of his luxurious flat overlooking the fountains of Rome’s now-empty Piazza Navona.

The Rome mayor heard about the teen and invited him to play a special Easter Sunday performance from the hilltop Piazza del Campidoglio that rises above the Forum.

"He moved us when he played from his terrace overlooking Piazza Navona," Raggi said in her introduction to his Easter concert.

"Today, from Rome, we want to pay homage to Romans, Italians and the whole world."

Mastrangelo said the mayor phoned him up one day and they agreed that he would perform three songs.


Celebrazione di Ennio Morricone, genio ispiratore 06_07_20
Why does it feel so personal when a guy like this dies? It is like someone in your family that you truly cared for has died, not some Italian dude you never met.
Nella Fantasia" ("In My Fantasy") is a song sung in Italian based on the theme "Gabriel's Oboe" from the film The Mission (1986). With music by composer Ennio Morricone and lyrics by Chiara Ferraù, "Nella Fantasia" is popular among classical crossover singers, and was originally released in 1998 by Sarah Brightman. It has since been covered by many artists.


Il Divo - Nella Fantasia (Live At The Greek Theatre)

MORRICONE - Nella Fantasia - BEST Version
They made us watch The Mission in school. That's how I was introduced to the music of Ennio Morricone. Been a fan since then. 
Tremendous loss, a true “Score Master”. Many favorite movies always completed by his contributions.