I previously had this CD. Loaned it to a son who seems to think he does not have it so had to buy it again. For anyone not familiar with the musical compositions of Ennio Morricone, this is a treat, especially with Yo-Yo Ma interpreting the scores of Morricone. The sound track music composed by Morricone cover such a wide spectrum that it is like a dinner with many courses. From the scores for the spaghetti westerns to the haunting score for "The Mission" and "Cinema Paradiso" it is possible to be transported into another time and space dimension. One of the theme songs from "The Mission" , "Gabriel's Oboe" has become a well known vocal song for Il Divo as "Nella Fantasia". The sound track score transports the listener to a time of floating in music. At an age of over 80 yrs, Morroconi is still composing and conducting. It is possible to see the influence of the Italian sensibility in his music-it might be difficult to see how his music relates to Clint Eastwood in the Spaghetti western movies, but Eastwood also composes music so he would also reflect the moods of transporting to another time and place in his music--possibly he was also influenced by Morriconi.