Hans Zimmer has shared a tribute to legendary composer Ennio Morricone on what would have been his 92nd birthday.
Reflecting in a new mini-documentary, which remembered Morricone and celebrated his first posthumous album ‘Morricone Segreto’, Zimmer described the composer as being “at his most imaginative, daring, but charming”.
Celebrating Ennio Morricone: The Secrets and techniques Behind His Genius captures the reunion of the famed composer’s closest collaborators at his studio in Rome, on what would have been his 92nd birthday.
The reunion included 5 musicians who Morricone had dubbed his “Dream Group”: Argentinean organist Giorgio Carnini, composer Bruno Battisti D’Amario, saxophonist Gianni Oddi, pianist Enrico Pieranunzi and vocalist Edda Dell’Orso.
Describing the movie and Morricone’s impression extra broadly, Zimmer stated: “Ennio Morricone at all times stunned and delighted. And, here’s a final shock, a final pleasant present for us.
“It exhibits an artist at his most imaginative, daring, but charming. Stretching some ideas of music to their most surrealistic limits, and possibly asking close to unimaginable dedication from his musicians.”
On the brand new assortment of music, which options seven beforehand unreleased tracks, he added: “These are chamber items. As a film-composer myself, I think they have been written when the finances didn’t fairly stretch to an enormous symphony orchestra.
Ennio Morricone collaborated with a few of Hollywood’s most acclaimed filmmakers. Credit score: Alamy
“What to do? Use your creativeness and delight your viewers with audacity, allure and the brilliance of invention. Others tried this. However, solely Ennio may constantly succeed. And nevertheless summary the music turns into, it’s at all times and perpetually pure Ennio – the Maestro.”
Morricone’s eldest son, Marco, additionally attended the reunion in query and stated the brand new items have been “the results of an unimaginable experimentation course of and fixed examine, guided by complete submersion within the nice sea of notes.”
He added on his late father: “This path led him to know the devices and the orchestra so nicely, that it’s nearly as if he had come to know the entire human data. Dad had the braveness to go additional, to throw himself within the center and do the whole lot… In these thrilling tracks I recognise my father.”
Celebrating Ennio Morricone: The Secrets and techniques Behind His Genius is out there to stream on YouTube now, and ‘Morricone Segreto’ was launched digitally and on CD/vinyl final week.