A Mayo musician based in Westport has paid tribute to composer Ennio Morricone, who passed away this week at age 91.
The Italian, known as The Maestro, was legendary for his contributions to cinema and particularly for his jaw-dropping musical compositions for movies such as ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’, ‘The Hateful Eight’ and so many more blockbusters.
Fans of the composer’s work have paid tribute to him since the announcement of his death on Monday and he is widely regarded as a composer whose music will live on forever.
Patrick Dexter, a cellist, sat down in front of a stunning west of Ireland scene and performed a beautiful rendition of one of Ennio Morricone’s most famous works from The Mission. It is a perfect tribute to a musical genius and you can see it for yourself below.
Rest in Peace Ennio Morricone. A west of Ireland tribute to the great composer. From Morricone's score to the 1986 film 'The Mission' pic.twitter.com/OLmsPE59bf
— Patrick Dexter (@patrickdextervc) July 6, 2020