Ennio Morricone's tips for writing film music as iconic as Gabriel's Oboe

Everyone knows a piece by Morricone – even if they don’t realise it. The theme from 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' and 'Gabriel's Oboe' are both his – and now there's one more film to add to his CV…

Quentin Tarentino and Ennio Morricone

The legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has just written the music for Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight.

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Ahead of the film premiere we spoke to the composing legend and asked him for some tips.

So who better to ask for advice on writing a film score than the man behind Gabriel's Oboe:

First things first, how do you go about starting a film score?

It all starts with an idea, Morricone explained:

 

Ennio Morricone: how to write a film score

How do you start writing a film score? We asked the film music legend, Maestro Ennio Morricone

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What about melodies – where do you get your ideas from?

This gets into the nitty gritty – it turns out Morricone has a few basic rules for writing a tune. So notebooks out, class.

Ennio Morricone's top tips for writing an iconic melody

We asked the brilliant Maestro Ennio Morricone for his tips for writing a great melody…

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What piece of advice would you give to a budding film composer?

Number one: have a passion for the job. Number two: get a really really great teacher. 

Ennio Morricone's advice for young composers

We asked Maestro Ennio Morricone for some advice for any budding film composers out there…

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Which is Ennio Morricone's favourite Ennio Morricone film score?

We just had to ask because there are so many great ones and every time we're asked we basically can't choose. Much like the man himself, it turns out…

What's Ennio Morricone's favourite Morricone film score?

What's Maestro Ennio Morricone's favourite Morricone film score?

Posted by Classic FM on Friday, 11 December 2015

 

Ok and finally: Tarantino. How do you write the music for a Quentin T film?

Morricone told us about what it was like to work with the famous film director.

 

Ennio Morricone on working with Quentin Tarantino

Maestro Ennio Morricone has just written the music for Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' – what was it like to work with the director?

Posted by Classic FM on Saturday, 12 December 2015


If you want to hear more, the soundtrack is available to pre-order on Amazon and iTunes

 

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