Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The
Ennio Morricone (arr. Ted Parson)
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic "spaghetti western" film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood as "the Good", Lee Van Cleef as "the Bad", and Eli Wallach as "the Ugly". Ennio Morricone composed the film's score including its main theme. It is an Italian-led production with co-producers in Spain, West Germany and the United States.
In 1862, during the American Civil War, a trio of bounty hunters attempt to kill fugitive Mexican bandit Tuco Ramírez.
The score is composed by frequent Leone collaborator Ennio Morricone, whose distinctive original compositions, containing gunfire, whistling, and yodeling permeate the film. The main theme, resembling the howling of a coyote, is a two-note melody that is a frequent motif, and is used for the three main characters, with a different instrument used for each one: flute for Blondie (Man with No Name), arghilofono (Ocarina) for Angel Eyes, and human voices for Tuco.
It is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most original film scores in history. The score complements the film's American Civil War scenes, containing the mournful ballad, The Story of a Soldier, which is sung by prisoners as Tuco is being tortured by Angel Eyes. The film's famous climax, a three-way Mexican standoff, begins with the melody of The Ecstasy of Gold and is followed by The Triple Duel. This epic showdown is considered by many film critics to be one of the most electrifying climaxes ever filmed, and the music is an integral component of the drama.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
This medley of music from the 1966 film includes Main Theme, Death of a Soldier, The Story Of A Soldier The Trio, and Ecstasy Of Gold.
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Works for Winds by This Composer
- Blitz I, II, III (1995)
- Cinema Paradiso (arr. Longfield) (1988/2012)
- Conradiana (1996)
- The Ecstasy of Gold (arr. Bocci) (1966/2011)
- Gabriel's Oboe (arr. Baadsvik) (1986)
- Gabriel's Oboe (arr. Longfield) (1986/2009)
- Gabriel's Oboe (arr. Pusceddu) (1986)
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (arr. Parson) (1966/2008)
- Immobile (1978)
- La Califfa (arr. Mortimer) (1970)
- Moment for Morricone (arr. De Meij) (1966/1996)
- My Name Is Nobody (arr. Parson) (1973)
- Once Upon a Time in the West (arr. Kadlec) (1968)
- Proibito (1972)
- Refrains (1969/1996)
- The Sicilian Clan (arr. Kabat) (1969)
- S.O.S. (1998)
- Specchi (1989)
- Totem Secondo (1981)
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (soundtrack), Wikipedia Accessed 21 August 2020
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Wikipedia Accessed 21 August 2020
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