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« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2013, 02:12:18 PM »

My top 3 for film/tv music is Ennio, Nino Rota and Murray Gold.

Um. It was actually some Murray Gold I was listening to. Apparently, not the same class for my father... (and not quite for me, either, although I enjoy it.)

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« Reply #61 on: May 09, 2013, 12:11:03 AM »

Well, using a countertenor in "Vale Decem" alone would put him there for me. Countertenors really have a renaissance lately.

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« Reply #62 on: May 11, 2013, 04:49:36 AM »

Someone else may own the maestro...



Ennio Morricone sued as guitarist's daughter seeks a few euros more


Dispute over who played guitar on composer's soundtracks for Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns to go to court in Rome


    Tom Kington in Rome
    guardian.co.uk, Friday 10 May 2013 13.41 EDT   


Rarely have a few notes on a reverb-drenched guitar defined an entire film genre, but half a century on, the twangy riffs of Ennio Morricone's soundtracks are for many the perfect expression of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns.

Which is why an Italian woman is suing for the €800,000 she says is due to her father, who she claims played those notes for Morricone but never received full credit.

Maria Rucher says her father, Pino Rucher, who died 17 years ago, played solos on the soundtracks of all three of Leone's seminal westerns starring Clint Eastwood – A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – which were made by the Italian director between 1964 and 1966...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/10/ennio-morricone-sued-guitarist-daughter

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« Reply #63 on: July 01, 2013, 08:12:54 AM »

Well, using a countertenor in "Vale Decem" alone would put him there for me. Countertenors really have a renaissance lately.

Well, that one comes very close, countertenor or not. But the whole thing is otherwise the modern school of soundtracks that play all the time, which is not my favourite style.

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« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2013, 04:21:33 PM »

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Ennio Morricone sued as guitarist's daughter seeks a few euros more


Dispute over who played guitar on composer's soundtracks for Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns to go to court in Rome


    Tom Kington in Rome
    guardian.co.uk, Friday 10 May 2013 13.41 EDT   


Rarely have a few notes on a reverb-drenched guitar defined an entire film genre, but half a century on, the twangy riffs of Ennio Morricone's soundtracks are for many the perfect expression of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns.

Which is why an Italian woman is suing for the €800,000 she says is due to her father, who she claims played those notes for Morricone but never received full credit.

Maria Rucher says her father, Pino Rucher, who died 17 years ago, played solos on the soundtracks of all three of Leone's seminal westerns starring Clint Eastwood – A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – which were made by the Italian director between 1964 and 1966...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/10/ennio-morricone-sued-guitarist-daughter

Interesting. Here's a more complete article:

http://www.dagospia.com/rubrica-2/media_e_tv/per-un-pugno-di-note-western-legale-sulle-musiche-di-morricone-55401.htm


The daughter asked Morricone who was playing the guitar solos in the three movies and the Maestro answered (I presume that was already known) in a letter sent on July 2008,  that Alessandroni played in Fistful and D'Amario in the other two. She wasn't satisfied by it, so she brought to trial Alessandroni, D'Amario, Morricone and Enrico Ciacci (late Little Tony's bro: a very good guitar player who claims he played guitar in all three: and that's news) asking 200.000 euro from each one.

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« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2013, 09:25:00 PM »

John Williams was composer of the Gilligan's Island calypso song, which was only on the pilot episode, which was never originally broadcast, as there were several cast changes. 

The Wellingtons then song the title song that we all know, in season one.

The pilot episode with the calypso song is on YouTube.

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« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2013, 07:43:08 AM »

I've been reading some articles this morning on The Hollywwod Reporter. On the subject of Morricone being sued over credit for the guitar riffs, here is an article from last May

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a-fistful-euros-did-ennio-519439


For a Fistful of Euros: Did Ennio Morricone Cheat Guitarist Behind Famous Spaghetti Western Riffs?

10:22 AM PDT 5/8/2013 by Eric J. Lyman

The daughter of Pino Rucher alleges her father, now deceased, was denied the proper credit for guitar solos for three classic film soundtracks written by Ennio Morricone.


ROME – Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone will be called into court based on charges from the daughter of guitarist Pino Rucher, who says Morricone did not give her father proper credit for guitar solos her performed on three of Morricone’s best-known soundtracks. She’s asking for €800,000 ($1.1 million) to compensate for the oversight.


According to an article in the Wednesday’s edition of La Repubblica, Maria Rucher alleges that the famous and easily recognizable guitar solos in Morricone’s compositions for the soundtracks of Spaghetti Western classics A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly -- all starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone -- were the sole creations of her father, who died 17 years ago at the age of 72.

In the credits, the performances of those compositions are credited equally to Rucher and fellow band mates Enrico Ciacci (the brother of well-known Italian singer Little Tony), Alessandro Alessandroni, and Bruno Battisti D’Amario. Morricone has  not issued a statement in connection to the charges.


The elder Rucher was a noted jazz guitarist and musical arranger who collaborated regularly with Morricone, Leone, and other cinema and music industry figures starting in the 1940s and until he retired in 1983. Among his professional accomplishments, he is credited with being the first to play an electric guitar on the soundtrack for a cowboy film.
There is no indication why Maria Rucher waited 17 years after the death of her father -- and 47 years after the last of the three films in question first appeared in cinemas -- to make her allegations. According to Italian legal experts, contemporary intellectual property laws are much tougher than those in place in the 1960s, which would help Rucher’s case. But there would have to be some more recent development or the case could run the risk of being thrown out because of statute of limitation rules.

This is the second time in two months that the 84-year-old Morricone has been in the headlines: in March he told a group of students at Rome’s LUISS University that he would never work with U.S. director Quentin Tarantino again after their minor collaboration on Django Unchained, saying the director “places music in his films without coherence.” Morricone later said the comments had been taken out of context and that he was just making the point that using only parts of songs means that what movie goers hear “is not always consistent with the entire work.”

Though Morricone has composed the soundtracks for more than 500 films in a career that dates to 1959, he is showing no signs of slowing down: he is currently working on three films, including Leningrad, the long-awaited World War II drama from Oscar winning Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore.

Morricone’s star-studded career has resulted in five Oscar nominations for best Musical Score -- for Days of Heaven (1978), The Mission (1986), The Untouchables (1987), Bugsy (1991), and Melena (2000) -- and he was given an honorary Oscar for “contributions to the art of film music” in 2007.


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