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(Movie) Vittorio De Seta, 1966

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Category: Drama – New Wave User Rating: 5.6/10 3 stars Vote
Ennio Morricone Composer Arranger; Bruno Nicolai Conductor;
If you like this soundtrack, you might also like the following ones:
L'Harem  (1967)
Requiem per un destino  (1967)
Teorema  (1968)
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Ecce Homo  (1968)
Roma Capitale  (1970)
Member Detailed Credits
‣12/10/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: UN UOMO A METÀ (1966) (Part 1)
Director: Vittorio De Seta (1923-2011) link
Certified in Italy on 17 August 1966. jpg
Premiered in Venice on 4 September 1966. link

Composer, Orchestrator: Ennio Morricone – Conductor: Bruno Nicolai – Opening credits: jpg
Orchestra: Unione Musicisti di Roma
Choir: I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni

Two cues from the soundtrack were released around the time the movie came out.
2:26 – A1a – Accettare, comprendere, questo il senso, il segreto (cue 7 on 2012 CD)
1:04 – A1b – Accettare, comprendere, questo il senso, il segreto (not on 2012 CD) link / link / link (CD 1, track 19b)
Released on vinyl single:
Accettare, comprendere, questo il senso, il segreto / La battaglia di Algeri – RCA Italiana PM45-3350 – Italy – 1966 link
Front: jpg
A-side label: "con I Cantori Moderni di Alesandroni" jpg
"Numero di catalogo PM45-3350 – Anno 1966" link
The B-side is the "Algeri: 1 novembre 1954" piece from LA BATTAGLIA DI ALGERI (1966). – About the soundtrack: link

The score was also used for ballet shows in the concert hall, choreographed by Pieter van der Sloot.
For this occasion Morricone conceived a 23-minute compilation of the film's music, naming it "Requiem per un destino".
The ballet was first performed in Perugia in January 1967. (Ennio Morricone, In His Own Words, page 182)
Broadcast on TV in June 1967 – Rai 2, 17 June 1967, 9:15 pm. (Radiocorriere 1967, #24, page 76)

‣12/10/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on Soundtrack: UN UOMO A METÀ (1966) (Part 2)
23:08 – Requiem per un destino (compiled music from UN UOMO A METÀ)
The "Requiem per un destino" suite was first released on promo 2LP:
Ennio Morricone – General Music GM 33/01-1, 33/01-2 – Italy – April 1970 (entire A-side of LP 1) link
Front cover: jpg
Data on inner side of tri-fold cover, sections 1 and 2: "GM 33/01-1 – Lato A – Requiem per un destino – 1966 – dal film UN UOMO A METÀ – Unione Musicisti di Roma diretti da Bruno Nicolai – Maestro del coro: A. Alessandroni" jpg / jpg / jpg
A-side label of LP 1: "GM 33/01-1 – 04/70 – Requiem per un destino – 23 minuti - Stereo" jpg
About this 2LP: link

Released on 9LP:
Ennio Morricone, ...Un mondo di musica – Reader's Digest RDIS 42 1/9 – Italy – 1974 (LP 5, entire B-side) link / link
Back cover of LP 5: jpg
B-side label of LP 5: "Requiem per un destino – Musica per un'azione coreografica [choreographic performance]" jpg

Released on CD:
Requiem per un destino / Venuta dal mare – GDM Legend 4217 – Italy – 2012 link
Back: jpg
Total time of the "Requiem per un destino" suite: 23:08 – All cues in stereo.
The "Venuta dal mare" suite (14:32) is from the film ECCE HOMO (1968). – About the soundtrack: link

Short cue taken from the ending of the film: mp3

Related Member Detailed Credits
about Ennio Morricone (General Music 1970) (Album) :
‣22/12/2020 Bob Hendrikx Notes on 2LP: ENNIO MORRICONE (GM 33/01-1, 33/01-2) (1970)
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