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Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91.

Morricone was one of the greatest composers ever…and pretty much invented the soundtrack to Western cinema.

His career spans decades…and it’s all brilliant.  As a result, we want to honor this genius.  Alas…it’s East Side Dave’s Top 5 Ennio Morricone Scores!  Let’s go!

Legendary Film Composer Ennio Morricone (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

 

5.) A Fistful Of Dollars

The movie that put Morricone on the map, this score is pure magic.

 

4.) The Mission

First of all, if you haven’t seen The Mission, what are you waiting for?!   It rules!   And secondly, once again, Morricone hits it out of the park.

The Mission Theme (Ennio Morricone)

The theme song for Roland Joffé's film "The Mission" (1986). The song is composed by Ennio Morricone.

 

3.) The Untouchables

Ennio provides excitement, drama, and suspense with this iconic soundtrack.

The Strength Of The Righteous (Main Title)

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group The Strength Of The Righteous (Main Title) · Ennio Morricone The Untouchables ℗ 1987 A&M Records Released on: 19...

 

2.) The Hateful Eight

Morricone finally won the Oscar with this truly remarkable score.   And it was well-deserved.   The music is haunting and epic.

L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock (From "The Hateful Eight" Soundtrack / Versione Integrale)

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock (From "The Hateful Eight" Soundtrack / Versione Integrale) · Ennio Morricone Quen...

 

1.) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Pure genius.   This is what a Western should sound like.   With the brilliant theme “The Ecstasy of Gold” leading the charge, this is one of the greatest scores ever.

The Ecstasy of Gold - Ennio Morricone ( The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ) [High Quality Audio]

"The Ecstasy of Gold" (Italian title "L' Estasi dell'Oro") is one of the Western compositions that most represent the genius of Ennio Morricone. Composed for...

The Good the Bad and the Ugly * Main Theme * Ennio Morricone

Soundtrack/theme music from the 1966 Sergio Leone film "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" with Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef & Eli Wallach. I am not making any...

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