Ennio Morricone

Teorema (1968 Original Soundtrack)

VMLP188
Release Notes
  • This Vinyl Magic reissue faithfully reproduces the original 1968 version
  • Printed in a limited edition on 180-gram transparent lime colored vinyl

Teorema is a film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, publicly presented for the first time in September 1968 at the International Film Festival in Venice; it immediately shocked its viewers, like many other of Pasolini’s works, and was seized by the Public Prosecutor of Rome and the director, with producer Donato Leoni, were charged with obscenity – and eventually absolved. The music of the film is divided in two: the original vinyl B-side is entirely occupied by Mozart’s “Messa da Requiem”, while the A-side houses five original compositions written by Ennio Morricone. These ones consist of two opening dissonant and discordant tracks, solely played with classical instruments (“Teorema”, “Frammenti”), a ballad sung by the Junior Trio (“Fruscio di green leaves”), a piece that reminds of a western movie by Sergio Leone (“L’ultima corrida”) and a closing instrumental beat/psych song (“Beat N° 3”).