One of the most lyrical western movie scores from one of the all-time greatest movie westerns. Unlike the slightly more cartoonish music (in the Raymond Scott sense) in Sergio Leone's "Man With No Name" westerns starring Clint Eastwood (Fistful of Dollars
, For a Few Dollars More
, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
), Once Upon A Time in the West
is epic in scope and elegiac in tone. Composer Ennio Morricone uses a haunting, wordless female vocal on the main theme (and in the equally beautiful soundtrack for Leone's companion gangster epic, Once Upon A Time in America
, many years later) that sends chills down your spine and may even bring tears to your eyes. --Jim Emerson
Soundtrack featuring his music.