The utterly joyous sound of a ukulele orchestra playing Morricone’s ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’
7 January 2021, 10:32 | Updated: 21 January 2021, 10:09
Ennio Morricone’s most legendary score, played by a band of ukulele virtuosos.
The seven-strong ensemble, made up of six of the miniature guitar-like instruments and a rather intriguing bass ukulele, perform a delightfully delicate rendition of the epic composition.
And it’s simply joyous.
For loyal fans of Morricone’s legendary theme, fear not. The orchestra stayed true to certain elements of the original score – namely, those whistles and vocalisations which have now become synonymous with Spaghetti Westerns.
This group of ukulele-enthusiasts was first formed in 1985 “as a bit of fun”, and three years later they released their first LP.
After decades of performing together, the talented musicians have sold out concerts across the globe.
Thank you, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, for this much-needed musical tonic.