Morecon was born on November 10, 1928, to a trumpeter father in the working-class Trastevere neighborhood of Rome. In 1938 he went to study trumpet at the Academia di Santa Cecilia. During World War II, he performed for American and Canadian soldiers in his father’s squad. At first he made classic pieces, but in the 1950s and 1960s he became an important regulator at the RAI. In the 1960s he began focusing on film music. At first, he wasn’t very successful, but that changed when director and former co-worker Sergio Leone accompanied him.
Morricon has written music for more than 500 movies and TV series, and has been responsible for contemporary musical works. His career spans a variety of musical genres, but he is best known to the general public for being a soundtrack composer. World famous sounds include harmonica from Once upon a time in the West Since 1968. Over the past 60 years, he has made music for hundreds of films and series and has been nominated for an Academy Award six times. He won the statuette four years ago The Hateful Eight From Quentin Tarantino.
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Music Morricon wrote in the late 1960s for Western spaghetti bands by Sergio Leone (1929-1989) made him world famous. The most famous of the 1960s is the following Once upon a time in the West American Western Movies The good, the bad and the ugly at A bunch of dollars. Release original effects in that music, for example by incorporating the sound of firearms and often using the flute and harmonica as a backdrop.
Morricone also caused a buzz with his music for the movie the mission By Roland Joffé from 1986. There he mixes Latin American folk music with liturgical works from Europe. He often incorporated classical, rock, Italian folk and jazz in his compositions and liked to use unusual instruments and the human voice.
Rock, Folk and Jazz
The composer did not avoid the experiment as long as it served the images. He mixed classical, rock, Italian folk and jazz and liked to use unusual musical instruments. However, Morecon felt unrecognized in the world of cinema. He was often nominated for an Academy Award, but it took a long time before he finally got an award. In the media he showed himself agonizing over what he saw as the initial understatement of music the mission. He also described it as the best. In 2007 he was awarded an Oscar for his work and in 2016 a statuette for music The Hateful Eight.