This week we lost one of my all-time favorite composers.

Ennio Morricone was one of the most prolific film composers of all time. Starting with music for Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns like The Good, The Bad And The Ugly…and moving on to so many wonderful projects.

Unlike a majority of composers who write music that feels married to the screen, Morricone’s work has always felt as luminous and magical on its own as it does paired with image.

The comment expressed in today’s quotation seems small-minded from a directors perspective. As a director, having the magic of music that transcends your film is a luxury that very very few artists have ever experienced. When you listen to this man’s music, you can hear the passion, You can hear the soul and you can feel something deep inside of you transcend.

Again to his comment above, most people will not ever remember the movie The Mission, even though it starred Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons.

But the score from this film is up there with anything that any of the greatest classical composers have ever produced.

I attach the theme from this film for your benefit and hope you will take a moment this morning to listen as Ennio Morricone parts the clouds and lets the divine into your life❤️

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!