The Legend of 1900 | Suite | Ennio Morricone
The Legend of 1900 (Italian: La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano, the legend of the pianist on the ocean) is a 1998 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It is the story of a very musically talented orphan boy, named 1900, who grows up on a ship at sea. His musical talents are well-renowned and eventually lead him to a duel with a famous New Orleans jazzman, Jelly Roll Morton, which he wins.
“The Legend of 1900 marks the first collaboration between director Giuseppe Tornatore and legendary film composer Ennio Morricone since 1989’s critically adored Cinema Paradiso, and the results are worth the wait”
– Steve Huey, allmusic.com
Instrumentation: 2(2.a.picc),2,2+1bcl,2 – 4,2,2+1btbn – timp,2perc – pno,hp – strings