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Alessandro Alessandroni (1925–2017)


Alessandro Alessandroni was born in Rome. He came to fame for playing the guitar and "the whistle" theme on Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars (1964) on music composed by Ennio Morricone. Alessandroni started playing at age 11. When still a teenager, he formed a band playing in several venues in Italy and he was already fond of guitar, piano, sax... See full bio »

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(age 92) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Known For

Once Upon a Time in the West Music Department
(1968)
The Lego Movie Music Department
(2014)
Lone Wolf McQuade Music Department
(1983)
Hell Ride Music Department
(2008)

Filmography

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 2020 Berge Istra (Documentary) (music by)
 2018 Degüello (Short)
 2014/III Smile (Short) (score whistler)
 2014 Holiday (musician: piano)
 2014 The Lego Movie (score whistler)
 2013 Circle the Wagen (Documentary) (musician)
 2012 Julekongen (TV Series) (whistler - 24 episodes)
- 24. desember (2012) ... (whistler)
- 23. desember (2012) ... (whistler)
- 22. desember (2012) ... (whistler)
- 21. desember (2012) ... (whistler)
- 20. desember (2012) ... (whistler)
 2008 Hell Ride (soloist: arghilofono and melodica)
 1992 Lucky Luke (TV Series) (musician - 8 episodes)
- Le fidanzate di Lucky Luke (1992) ... (musician: whistler)
- Magia Indiana (1992) ... (musician: whistler)
- Pesce D'Aprile (1992) ... (musician: whistler)
- Ghost Train (1992) ... (musician: whistler)
- Caffè Olè (1992) ... (musician: whistler)
 1991 Lucky Luke (solo whistler)
 1983 Lone Wolf McQuade (musician: whistler)
 1980 Eva man (Due sessi in uno) (music producer)
 1977 Women's Camp 119 (conductor)
 1976 Under the Sheets (conductor)
 1974 Allonsanfan (choirmaster - uncredited)
 1974 La signora gioca bene a scopa? (conductor)
 1973 My Name Is Nobody (musician: whistle - uncredited)
 1973 Sinbad and the Caliph of Baghdad (musical director)
 1972 Sonny and Jed (musician: whistle - uncredited)
 1972 All the Colors of the Dark (musician: sitar - uncredited)
 1971 Duck You Sucker (musician: whistle - uncredited)
 1971 Return of Sabata (musician: guitar - uncredited) / (singer - uncredited)
 1970 Companeros (musician: guitar - uncredited) / (musician: whistler - uncredited)
 1970 Five Dolls for an August Moon (musician: guitar - uncredited) / (musician: sitar - uncredited)
 1970 Metello (choir master - uncredited)
 1969 Sabata (musician: lead guitar - uncredited)
 1969 One on Top of the Other (musician: sitar - uncredited)
 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West (musician: whistle - uncredited)
 1968 Danger: Diabolik (music arranger - uncredited) / (musician: guitar - uncredited) / (musician: sitar - uncredited)
 1967 Payment in Blood (original song - as Alessandroni)
 1967 Wanted (conductor: "When You Are Wanted")
 1966 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (music arranger: choral - uncredited) / (musician: electric guitar - uncredited) / (musician: guitar solos - uncredited) / (musician: lead guitar - uncredited) / (musician: whistler - uncredited)
 1966 Seven Dollars to Kill (conductor)
 1965 For a Few Dollars More (musician: whistling and guitar - uncredited)
 1964 Die Goldsucher von Arkansas (conductor: choir)
 1964 A Fistful of Dollars (music arranger: choral - uncredited) / (musician: electric guitar - uncredited) / (musician: guitar solos - uncredited) / (musician: lead guitar - uncredited) / (musician: whistler - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Sandro Alessandroni | Alessandroni | Alex Alexander
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Federico Fellini nicknamed him "The Whistle". See more »

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Pisces

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