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Il Prato

LP (Item 844024) CAM (Italy), 1979 — Condition: Used
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This one's the score for Isabella Rossellini's first film – a period piece handled here with a dreamy finish that has strings mixing with pan pipes, and some occasional brasher passages of drums and percussion. The strings aren't as dark as in other Morricone films – and are more there just to build slowly and create mode, with less of the atonality that Morricone could sometimes use. Titles include "Le Ombre", "Il Prato", "Il Coltello", "La Finestra", and "Tremo Perche Ti Amo".  © 1996-2017, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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