The scores of Ennio Morricone: a cinematic giant

Jun 15, 2017 1221

The word prolific is one of the more overused descriptions that writers often apply to artists. Very few actually deserve the title as it is one that implies an artist that creates a huge volume of work without sacrificing its level of quality; the dichotomy and balance that any creative person struggles to overcome.

With the changes in film industry practices of the digital revolution, it’s easy to argue that many film music composers of the pre-digital era were prolific and workman-like in their approach but, even in this context, Italian composer Ennio Morricone stands out as being almost superhuman in both the quality of his output and the sheer amount of it.

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