- Composed by Ennio Morricone
- Decca / 2016 / 73m
For those of us who caught the Ennio Morricone bug at some stage in life, seeing him in concert is a religious experience. I’ve had the pleasure several times and each is etched forever into my memory. He seems to have been on a never-ending “world” (mostly but not exclusively Europe) tour for as long as I can remember, even towards the end of his 80s still flying here, there and everywhere to play to huge audiences. The programme has evolved over time, always including The Mission and his Sergio Leone suite, but with other things coming and going, occasionally quite rare pieces making an appearance (on one of his trips to London he memorably included a full 45 minutes of screeching, deeply unpleasant musique concrète to an audience expecting Cinema Paradiso and Once Upon a Time in the America, and I imagine would have been delighted at the horrified reaction it provoked).