Track Description : Melancholic soft song with some Morricone feeling, and some stolen phrases.
My Creative Vision : My favourite pieces among Ennio’s cathalog are the emotional ones, althought I must admit that western pieces are also funny and very personal. But creating moving melodies and harmonies, he was a great one. That way, my song tries to create a similar feeling. With nostalgic in mind I focused on the creative person behind the myth, and his relation with our own story. That is why I chose the picture you can see attached. It is a creator trying to order his ideas, taking notes, planning his music, in a sometimes untidy studio, but taking gold out of his brain and his heart. Creating something precious and bringing joy to the listener. Now he is gone forever and the old studio will wait empty, but our souls will be gratefull for his legacy.
Composition Overview : The song is formed by 4 different parts. In some moments Ennio’s well-known musical phrases appear, but showed in a different harmony that they used to.
The first part has got a swelling strings with a piano remembering “Cinema Paradiso” and “Malena”.
The second part introduces a piano background with notes from “The Mission” played by flute and harmonica. The third part is formed by a piano background mixed with an acoustic guitar and aerial female voices. In the fourth part the guitar takes the background and the piano goes forward, with flute and harmonica bringing notes from “Once upon a time in America”, “The Mission” and some other.
If somebody is interested in the chords cadences: ( a nightmare )
- Fadd9 - F - C7sus4/F - Fsus4 - Gm - Am7 - Ab6(no3) - Eb/G - Fm - Gm7/F - Eb/G - C/G
- Fadd9 - F - Fadd9 - F - C7sus4/F - Fsus4 - C7sus4/F - Fsus4 - Gmadd9 - Gm - Am7 - Am - Fm7/Ab - AbMaj7 - Ebadd9/G - Fm6 - Ab6(no3)/F - Bbadd11/F - Bb/F - Ebadd/G - Eb/G - C7
- Dm7/F - D9 - Gm - Am7/C - Dbdim7 - Dm - Dmadd9 - Eb/C - A - FMaj7#5/A - A
- Fadd9 - Fsus4 - FMaj7sus4 - Bbadd9/F - Dm - Am - Gm7 - C - Fsus4 - F - Dsus4 - Dm - (Bb,E,F) - Bb - Gsus4 - Gm - C/G
Main Sounds : I have tried to use sounds that are characteristic in Ennio’s music like guitar, harmonica, female voice, flute, strings.
Guitar: Ample Sound AGML2 Lite.
Flute: Reason sounds and Engine 2 Low whistle.
Strings: Spitfire BBC SO, and LABS Swells emsemble
Pianos: Reason sounds.
Harmonica: Sonic reality Acoustic Folk
Voices: Engine 2 Era II
I hope you enjoy it.
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