01 March 2016
Ennio Morricone's "Ecstasy of Gold"
Morricone is perhaps my favorite modern composer. Even better in my view than the embedded selection above is Jill's Theme in Once Upon a Time in the West, and the musical theme of Cinema Paradiso.
Addendum: Here's the orchestral version, which I think is better than the film version, where the vocal is so toned down.
Reposted from 2012 to substitute an improved wide-screen video. And re-reposted to celebrate Ennio Morricone finally being awarded a well-deserved (and long-overdue) Academy Award.