Ennio Morricone, "Deborah's Theme"
Transcription and Fingering: Renato Bellucci
Deborah's Theme is a musical jewel. Morricone is such a Master at building melodies that this work finds its way to the deepest parts of a man's soul. The melody is presented as a gentle hesitant set of short musical sentences that suddenly blossom in a lyrical melody of the greatest caliber.
Morricone is without a doubt one of the greatest composers ever and fortunately enough, he found a way in Hollywood where his music crowns such masterpieces as "Once upon a time in America", "The Mission" and "The Untouchables". I also offer an alternative fingering option that you can download from the Score Links below.
"Deborah's Theme" Oct-13-2014
Staff and Video 1
Create the steady background onto which you will sketch the wonderful
melody. The sequence of Bs will be the static point against which
movement will be enhanced. The rhythm is quite flexible and musical
expression has to be taken to its highest level. The B is actually
holding the main tone: E. A wonderful musical technique that is like the
signature of Ennio Morricone. It only augments the aural tension
towards the resolution of the phrase. The sequence of double stops is
also a part of Morricone's amazing style. Finger 4 is used as a barre to
stop the B and the D# on strings 3 and 2 respectively. The finger is
guided from the base. Look at the explanation in the complementary video
to deepen in fingers positioning on the fingerboard.
New Revised video September 13, 2012
Revision: September 14, 2012
Revision: February 25, 2013
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