Saturday, September 8, 2018

Who Are Those Composers ~ Marcello Gigante

Marcello Gigante was born in Rome, Italy on July 23, 1910. He was a very versatile composer who wrote the score not only over feature films, but also popular hits such as "Nu tantillo 'e core" and "Desiderio 'e sole" (1st prize at the Festival of Naples). He was also a composer of what is called Library Music which is used as background music mostly on television but also in films of the 1950s and 1960s.

He later dedicated his skills to composing for children with such songs as "La pianola stonata” (The Out of Tune Piano) and “Il trenino di latta verde" (The Little Green Tin Train).

Marcello died in Italy sometime in 2002.

GIGANTE, Marcello (aka Ghant) [7/23/1910, Rome, Lazio, Italy – 2002, Italy] – composer, songwriter.
The Last Gun – 1964
Gold Train – 1965 [as Ghant]
Thompson 1880 - 1966
Wanted Johnny Texas* - 1967
God Made Them... I Kill Them – 1968
     Song: "God Creates Them, I Kill Them" sung by Dean Reed
Pray to God and Dig Your Grave* - 1968
The Stanger Who Made the Sign of the Cross* – 1968
His Colt, Himself, His Revenge - 1972
Court Martial – 1973
The Son of Zorro – 1973

*Available on CD

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