A TIME TO DIE features music composed by the great Ennio Morricone, here continuing a creative relationship with director Matt Cimber that included two other films, BUTTERFLY and HUNDRA. Born in Rome on November 10th, 1928 , Morricone studied at Rome’s Santa Cecilia Conservatory in his formative years, where he specialized in the trumpet and composition. Although his name will always be synonymous with the Spaghetti Western, Morricone has also contributed to a huge range of film genres, making him one of the film world’s most versatile artists. He has written nearly 400 scores for films such as THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY, BATTLE OF ALGIERS, ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, THE MISSION, THE UNTOUCHABLES, BUGSY, CINEMA PARADISO, and many, many others, not to mention his legendary collaboration with Sergio Leone across six films. He has been nominated multiple times for Oscars and Golden Globes. He is the winner of several Golden Globes and finally received an honorary Oscar in 2007 for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.
While the film also contained additional music composed by Robert O. Ragland, this release only contains Morricone’s contributions to the film. As the masters no longer exist for A TIME TO DIE, this release has been mastered from mint stereo copies of the original Cerberus Records vinyl album for its first time availability in digital format.
Ennio Morricone – A Time to Die
Ennio Morricone – Recitation On An Ancient Harpsichord
Ennio Morricone – Tzigane Style
Ennio Morricone – Invasion
Ennio Morricone – The Girl from Munich #1
Ennio Morricone – Sicilian Tension
Ennio Morricone – The Girl from Munich #2
Ennio Morricone – Tortures and Memories
Ennio Morricone – Seven Graves for Rogan
Ennio Morricone – The Third Day At Dusk
Ennio Morricone – Wedding Feast In the Fields