Prolific - An Understatement.

The Art of Composing

Andrea crafted his first musical compostions at the young age of eleven, polished his composition skills as a young man at the Conservatory of St. Cecilia, and has relentlessly refined and developed his skills since his graduation from the National Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome in the 1990's. Andrea's classical music education, training and experience is of course reflected in all of his compositions. He is a classicist at heart, and views music as both an instrument of Goodness and a universal symbol.

Music is the instrument of Goodness. I would say it is Goodness itself. I don’t find any separation between its epiphenomenology and its message. It is therefore the most privileged symbol of a whole, of a sublime order encompassing also the soul and the entire universe.
— Andrea Morricone

 Original Manuscript "Love Theme" Cinema Paradiso

Original Manuscript
"Love Theme" Cinema Paradiso

 Original Manuscript Ave Maria 

Original Manuscript
Ave Maria 

The Altitude of Inspiration

Andrea lives at the altitude of inspiration, and his creative pace is nothing short of astonishing to those unaccustomed to such relentless revelation.  He has composed for a remarkably wide range of orchestras and ensembles, in addition to composing, orchestrating and conducting scores for numerous feature films.  

I would define my music as kinetic, an adjective that is widely generic and multi-inclusive. The etymological root of kinetic is of course, “movement.” My music is articulated on this concept and with its derivative notion of hypotaxis. Therefore, each of my pieces has a dynamic organization. These structural principles make my scores unique and groundbreaking. Each piece may be tonal, polytonal or atonal, and this works very well for cinema. Also, directional pushes and melodic sequences make my music quite evocative of images. Displaying a full range of interesting aspects from the dramatic and nervous, to the serene and unbridled, my music embodies the concept of “theme” in striking, indisputable ways.
— Andrea Morricone


Andrea's repertoire is extensive, and includes compositions for Symphonic and Chamber, Pianoforte, and Concertos, as well as film scores and recent works in genres as diverse as Crossover, Pop, Rock and World Music.  Of note, his compostion Romanza for String Trio and String Orchestra was premiered at the 150 years celebration of Italian Independence dedicated to Honorable President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano who attended the concert in March 2010. Also, his composition Nello Sguardo for Viola and Strings was performed as a world premier in Trento, Italy on January 11, 2012 and was followed by a repeat performance in Spain. Regardless of genre, Andrea's compositions are constructed upon a foundation of principles and rigorously high standards.

Music is basically either good or bad. The genre does not determine the quality. This is how I look at my music, similar to how Benedetto Croce looked at art. It has to work . . . all the elements have to be according to the rules.

20th Century Influence

One of the most important factors to 20th-century composers was percussivity.  Interestingly, this has also been very important to Andrea in recent years.  Two sets of instruments have brought him closer to this 20th century characteristic - the piano and strings. The profundity of these two categories he has found very similar.  In fact, in working on strings for orchestra the full ensemble provides very similar opportunities as working on keyboard, in the ability to create multiple layers and to play several notes at the same time (polyphony). These are the two aspects that he finds extremely important and very parallel. As a matter of fact, strings can also be played very rhythmically, something peculiar to good piano writing.  Andrea is convinced that the most important heritage of the 19th century has been this special quality, starting to figure out the deep value of the concept of percussivity in these two different kinds of instruments (strings and  piano).  In order to accomplish this kind of effect, it is also necessary to be aware of the good writing that most of the classical composers have shown in their compositions.  This rhythmical quality of the strings, for example, can be easily found in the art of writing for violin by Paganini, in which he demonstrates all the possibilities of that instrument with in a timeless technique.


Adding an "r" to evolutionary is another way of describing Andrea as a composer - both adjectives suit him well.  The very best way to experience the creative evolution of this 21st century maestro, is of course, through his music.  For this reason twelve unique albums of select sample tracks have been compiled in this section. To experience Andrea’s world of music, click on the genre you wish to explore and enjoy an exhilarating musical journey. 

Repertoire Highlights (Alphabetical)

  • 12 Adagios for Piano and Strings Orchestra
  • 2 Love Themes for Flute and Strings
  • 2 Themes in C Minor for Clarinet and Strings
  • 2 Themes in C Minor for Orchestra  
  • 3 Action Pieces
  • 3 Love Themes for Flute, Harp and Strings
  • 5  Episodes for Clarinet, Harp, Piano and Strings
  • 5 Songs for Soprano / Mezzosoprano and Strings
  • Adagio for Trio of Strings and Strings Orchestra
  • Allumbra La Dias for Choir and Orchestra  
  • Aut Aut 1 for Chamber Ensemble
  • Aut Aut 2 for Chamber Ensemble
  • Ave Maria for Soprano or Tenor and

  • Canto for Ensemble
  • Canto for Piano and Strings
  • Chamber Music - Various Pieces for Violin, Cello and Piano
  • Chamber Music - Various Pieces for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
  • Chamber Music Works – Several Pieces
  • Cinema Paradiso for Violin and Strings
  • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
  • Concerto for Violin and Strings
  • Concerto for Trumpet and Strings
  • Crazyness for Ensemble  
  • Credo for Choir and Orchestra
  • Divertimento for Orchestra
  • Divino Amore for Choir
  • Evolution for Orchestra
  • Exultate for Choir and Orchestra
  • Faith for Choir and Orchestra
  • Festa for Ensemble 
  • FIAT Lux for Choir and Orchestra
  • Gloria for Orchestra
  • Gloria for Soprano, Tenor and Orchestra
  • I Sonata for Clarinet and Strings
  • I Sonata for Cello and Strings 
  • II Sonata for Clarinet and Strings 
  • II Sonata for Cello and Strings
  • Improvviso for Five Performers
  • Improvviso for Chamber Orchestra
  • Improvviso for Piano and Strings
  • In Your Eyes for Piano, Synthesizer and Strings
  • Inno Alla Fede for Oboe and Strings
  • Inside for Piano, Synthesizer and Strings 
  • Interludio with Rhapsodia for Choir and Orchestra
  • Interludio Symphonic for Chamber Orchestra
  • Jerusalem for Choir and Orchestra
  • Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso – String Quartet
  • Lux Beatissima for Soprano, Baritone and Strings
  • Music for Two Pianos and Percussions Ensemble 

  • Nello Sguardo for Flute, Bassoon, and Strings
  • Ninety Seconds for Orchestra
  • Nowhere for Orchestra  
  • Nuovo Cinema Paradiso for Orchestra
  • Nuovo Cinema Paradiso for Piano and Orchestra
  • Nuovo Cinema Paradiso for Soprano and Orchestra  
  • Nuovo Cinema Paradiso for Violin and Orchestra
  • Ouverture for Orchestra  
  • Overland for Piano, Synthesizer and Strings
  • Piece for Two Violins and Strings Orchestra
  • Places of My Mind for Saxophone, Soprano and Strings
  • Places of My Mind for Clarinet, Piano and Strings
  • Places of My Mind for Bass, Clarinets Quartet 
  • Preludio and Fugue for Organ
  • Rhapsodia for Orchestra
  • Reflections for Piano, Synthesizer and Strings
  • Roma Caput Mundi for Brass and Strings Ensemble
  • Romanza for Flute and Strings
  • Saxophone - 4 Quartets 
  • Scherzo for Clarinet and Piano
  • Scherzo for Ensemble  
  • Scherzo for Flute and Piano  
  • Secret Passage for Orchestra  
  • Selection of Movie Themes for Oboe and Strings Orchestra
  • Several Works for Cello and Piano
  • Several Works for Clarinet in Trio 
  • Several Works for Piano Solo and Strings
  • Several Works for Trumpet and Piano
  • Signs of Love for Strings and Orchestra
  • Silent Flame for Strings
  • Sinfonia Classica for Orchestra
  • Sonata for Bass and Strings  
  • Sonata for French Horn and Strings
  • Sonata for Bassoon and Strings
  • Sonata for Viola and Strings
  • Sonata for Violin and Strings
  • Srabat for Choir and Orchestra
  • Sublime for Ensemble
  • Sublime for Orchestra
  • Suite for Choir and Orchestra
  • Suite from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso for Orchestra
  • Suite from the Mission for Orchestra
  • Symphonic Dances – 3 Waltzes for Orchestra
  • Tango Forte for Orchestra 
  • Tema and Variations for Oboe and Strings
  • Tenderness for Harp
  • The Four Seasons for Ensemble
  • Three Love Themes for Flute, Clarinet, Harp and Strings
  • Tre Brevi Interludi for Oboe and Strings
  • Tre Brevi Interludi for Violin and Strings
  • Vaghe Stelle Dell’Orsa for Orchestra 

    In addition to the above, Andrea has composed, arranged and orchestrated several compositions for rock, pop, and for soprano / tenor and orchestra in the crossover style.