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Ennio Morricone RIP: 13 Artists And Writers On Their Favourite Morricone Compositions
Patrick Clarke , July 6th, 2020 13:51

As news breaks that the prolific and acclaimed composer Ennio Morricone has sadly died at the age of 91, we compile a Baker's Dozen of artists and writers on their favourite work by Il Maestro, from Jane Weaver and Blanck Mass to Årabrot and Rachel Zeffira


Julian Barratt on The Good The Bad And The Ugly

It is one of those things where I play it to my kids and it connects straight away. What the heck is this? They love it. It just cuts through. The use of instruments is sublime and so weird and brilliant. Those melodies! I like a lot of his earlier stuff. There is something about his music and the landscape of the films. When I hear the music, I can see it, I can smell it. In terms of soundtracks, this is the very best. Maybe there is a whole load of Italian composers using those instruments, but I don't know them. I actually met him once. My friend introduced us. I didn't want to meet him, but he was there. He was quite small and quite scared. He stared at me like I was going to attack him. Maybe I was drinking…