Spaghetti Western Orchestra BBC Proms


Spaghetti Western Orchestra

Aussie comedy quintet the Spaghetti Western Orchestra's unique take on the music of film composer Ennio Morricone involves the inventive use of cereal packets and asthma inhalers.


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Once upon a time in the west, five intrepid mussitions, spurred on by

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a passion for the film scores of Ennio Morricone, devised a

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completely unclassifiable form of entertainment. They've taken these

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epic soundtracks and given them new life through a cocktail of

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conventional and, frankly, bizarre instruments. And for no more really

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than a Fistful of Dollars, they're here tonight at the Proms. They are,

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ladies and gentlemen, very good. Some of them may be a little bad,

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but they're definitely not ugly. I give you the Spaghetti Western

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Orchestra. Once upon a time in the west, there

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were a fistful of men, men whose only wish was for a long life in

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the magical world of Italian westerns, but their efforts were

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destined for the cutting room floor - celluloid lives cut short by a

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ruthless Italian director. Through the music of Maestro Ennio

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Morricone, these restless souls are on a sonic journey, and they're

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still looking for their man. (Snorts) Pardon me. (Snorts)

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evening. Ladies and gentlemen, settle down. We're going live from

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the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences with the Spaghetti Western

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Orchestra - that's the Spaghetti Western Orchestra!

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Tonight, the orchestra is going to

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take you deep into some serious sonic territory with a collection

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of fine musical works from the Ennio Morricone. That's Ennio

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Morricone. APPLAUSE

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A la cart, we got tunes from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Once

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Upon a Time in the West, Fistful of Dollars, they're here tonight at

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the Proms, For a Few Dollars More, A Fist Full of Dynamite, Death

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Rides a Horse and of course, the classic Two Mules For Sister Sara,

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if we're feeling frisky, we might do a tune from A Gun for Ringo or

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perhaps The Return of Ringo or Ringo Rides Again. It all boils

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down to a lot of guns and a lot of Ringos, but don't be perturbed,

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ladies and gentlemen, because these sophisticated songs will be

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seasoned with sound effect secrets and garnished with gratuitous

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choruses of miscellaneous instruments. It's the sound of men

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extremists. Ain't that right, boys? Thaimt right, folks? -- ain't that

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right, folks? Sir Henry Wood would be pleased. Remember that - we're

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going to call on your services a little later in the show, but for

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now, ladies and gentlemen, madams and damns and Prommers and so on

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with no more preverification or much ado about nothing indeed, it

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is my great pleasure to present to you - the bank teller.

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APPLAUSE The lie-teller.

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APPLAUSE The gold smeller.

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APPLAUSE The young fella.

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APPLAUSE And yours truly, the storyteller,

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the Spaghetti Western Orchestra. LAUGHTER

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Uno, dos, tres... This just might be the last tune

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you ever hear. (Sniffs) MUSIC

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LAUGHTER Come back and fight. You'll pay for

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this. (Evil laugh)

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(Snivelling laugh) (Evil laugh)

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(Whistling) # We can fight

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# We can fight SOUND OF GUNFIRE

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# We can fight # We can fight #

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(Whistling) # We can fight

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# We can fight (Whistling) # Ahh

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# Ahh, ahh, ahh # Who? Bob. Me? Yeah. Bob. Him?

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Cos. Who? Bob. One more word and LAUGHTER

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LAUGHTER I

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I don't

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I don't even

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I don't even know

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I don't even know what that is. I got no idea. I say! (Chattering)

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That's it, come on. Say anything. We don't care. Back there - (Howls)

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Kind of a rough crowd at the Royal Gentlemen, I'm looking for a man.

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He goes by the name of Bob Robertson. That's Bob Robertson.

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LAUGHTER LAUGHTER

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Roberto. Si. They're looking for (Crunching)

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(Crunching) (Crunching) (Crunch, crunch)

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SOUND OF GUNFIRE (Crunch)

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(Crunching) SOUND OF GUNFIRE

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Ahhh! LAUGHTER

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I'm cold. Ooh. I'm hungry. Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah. I am - lonely.

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The Aussie comedy quintet bring their internationally-acclaimed show to the BBC Proms. The Spaghetti Western Orchestra's unique take on the music of legendary film composer Ennio Morricone involves the inventive use of cereal packets and asthma inhalers, among other instruments. Presented by Charles Hazlewood.


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