Music | October 17, 2020 7:00 am

Previously Unreleased Ennio Morricone Music Set for Release in November

"Morricone Segreto" contains seven previously unheard songs

Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone in 2016.
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Earlier this year, the world of film music — and of music in general — experienced a huge loss with the death of legendary composer Ennio Morricone. To look at a list of the films Morricone composed music for would be to receive an impressive education in cinema: he worked with directors like Sergio Leone, John Carpenter, Quentin Tarantino and Dario Argento — among many other talented filmmakers.

Morricone left some unreleased music behind after his death, and later this fall, several of those compositions will see release for the first time. At Pitchfork, Evan Minsker has details of the forthcoming collection Morricone Segreto, which label Decca hails as featuring “the hidden, dark-tinged and psychedelic side of the Maestro.”

According to Pitchfork’s article, Morricone Segreto is set to contain a total of 27 songs; seven of them, recorded in the 1960s and 1970s, are previously unreleased. Will these compositions change how we view Morricone — or will they be a treat for diehard fans but less enticing for the listening public at large?

We’re a few weeks away from knowing for sure: Morricone Segreto is scheduled for release on November 6. It’s one last dispatch from a musical legend.

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