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RIP Ennio Morricone (1928 – 2020)

“Ma Non Troppo Erotico” (1971)

Ennio Morricone was an Italian composer, a veritable monument.

He composed over 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works.

“Dies Irae Psichedelico” (1968)

He is best known for the characteristic sparse and memorable soundtracks of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns: “Man with a Harmonica” from Once Upon a Time in the West and the theme to “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”. The first has a haunting harmonica and the second an immediately recognizable flute/whistle.

When I compiled the Jahsonic 1000, I also included “Dies Irae Psichedelico” (1968) and “Ma Non Troppo Erotico” (1971).