IL MONACO (THE MONK)
Label: Digitmovies CDDM 191
CD from Italy
From Digitmovies: "Digitmovies gitmovies releases for the first time on CD complete and in full stereo the OST by Piero Piccioni from the movie “Il monaco” (aka “The Monk”) directed in 1972 by Ado Kyrou and starring Franco Nero, Nathalie Delon, Nicol Williamson, Elisabeth Wiener, Nadja Tiller, Eliana De Santis. In 1972 neither a 45 rpm nor a 33 rpm with the OST was issued, and only in 1993 Cinevox issued nine selections from the score on the CD “Fantafestival Vol. 4”. For our CD (36:06) we have used every note recorded in stereo at that time and preserved on the original master tapes of the Cinevox Record archives. Legendary composer Piero Piccioni (on various sources also Ennio Morricone was erroneously mentioned as co-composer of the OST) has written a short, but very effective symphonic score of a dramatic kind that evokes the whole atmosphere of the plot between sacred and profane, emphasizing above all the diabolical side. The monk theme is introduced in “Main Titles”, a sacred, Gregorian chant-like motif for organ and orchestra (Tr.1) where strings intrude with macabre dissonances. Satan’s presence is often underlined by slow and gloomy music performed by organ, woodwinds and strings as in Tr.2,Tr.4,Tr.6,Tr.7,Tr.9 where the Dies Irae is quoted. A proper rescue and preservation to pay homage to the music art of Piero Piccioni."
1. IL MONACO – TITOLI DI TESTA 1:57 2. EMISSARIO DEL DIAVOLO 1:57 3. TENTAZIONE SESSUALE 2:24 4. IL DEMONE COL CORPO DI DONNA 1:04 5. PROCESSIONE 1:19 6. TRA IL BENE E IL MALE 2:17 7. POSSESSIONE 1:05 8. IL FIORE DEL DIAVOLO 0:29 9. ANIMA TORMENTATA 3:11 10. AMBROSIO E MATHILDE 1:34 11. CRIMINI TERRIFICANTI 1:13 12. IL MALE E’ OVUNQUE 1:57 13. L’OMBRA DELLA BESTIA 1:19 14. PECCATI 1:58 15. IL MONACO – TEMA PRINCIPALE RIPRESA 2:38 16. L’INQUISIZIONE 2:05 17. SERVO DEL DIAVOLO 1:04 18. DOPO IL PROCESSO: UN UOMO LIBERO 2:07 19. IL MONACO – FINALE 2:35 20. IL MONACO – TITOLI DI CODA 1:06