Editors' Notes Ennio Morricone’s musical scores have added suspense and drama to dozens of American and Italian films, including his soundtracks to the "Spaghetti Westerns" of the '60s. For this collaboration, Morricone not only re-orchestrated his own music, but also conducted and produced it. This album opens with the timeless melody of “Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission, this time heard in the rich, full voice of Ma’s cello. The “Ecstasy of Gold” theme from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly evokes the vast desert horizons of the classic western atmosphere. Throughout, Yo-Yo Ma’s knack for precise, romantic playing is front and center.

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The Mission
The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe
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The Mission: The Falls
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Giuseppe Tornatore Suite
Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Playing Love from The Legend of 1900
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Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Nostalgia from Cinema Paradiso
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Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Looking for You (Love Theme) from Cinema Paradiso
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Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Malena (Main theme)
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Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Remembering (Ricordare)*
7
 
Sergio Leone Suite
Sergio Leone Suite: Deborah's Theme from Once Upon A Time In America
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Sergio Leone Suite: Cockeye's Song from Once Upon a Time in America
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Sergio Leone Suite: Main Theme from Once Upon a Time in America
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Sergio Leone Suite: Main Theme from Once Upon a Time in the West
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Sergio Leone Suite: Ecstasy of Gold from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Brian DePalma Suite
Brian DePalma Suite: Main Theme from Casualities of War
13
 
Brian DePalma Suite: Death Theme from The Untouchables
14
 
Moses and Marco Polo Suite
Moses and Marco Polo Suite: Journey from Moses
15
 
Moses and Marco Polo Suite: Theme from Moses
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Moses and Marco Polo Suite: Main Theme from Marco Polo
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The Lady Caliph
The Lady Caliph: Dinner
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The Lady Caliph: Nocturne
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