“The Good, The Bad and the Ugly” Main Theme by Ennio Morricone
Arranged for Flute Choir by Steven Verhaert
Instrumentation: 3 c flutes (flute 3 doubles on claves), alto flute, bass flute (bass flute doubles on “foot stomps”)
Score and parts
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” was a 1966 Italian “spaghetti western” film starring Clint Eastwood as “The Good”, Lee Van Cleef as “The Bad”, and Eil Wallach as “The Ugly”, with a film score by Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Morricone’s distinctive original compositions containing gunfire, whistling and yodeling permeate the film. The main theme is a two-note melody, resembling the howling of a coyote. It was used for the three main characters, with a different instrument used for each – a flute for “Blondie” (Man with No Name), and ocarina for “Angel Eyes”, and human voices for “Tuco”.