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STELVIO CIPRIANI

Stelvio Cipriani (born 20 August 1937 in Rome), is an Italian composer, mostly of motion picture soundtracks.

Though not coming from a musical background, as a child Cipriani was fascinated by his church's organ. His priest gave him his first music lessons and encouraged Cipriani and his family. Cipriani passed his examinations and studied at Santa Cecilia Conservatory from the age of 14, then played on cruise ship bands, that enabled him to meet Dave Brubeck. Upon return to Italy he accompanied Rita Pavone on piano.

His first soundtrack was the spaghetti western "The Bounty Killer" (1966), followed by a well known score for "The Stranger Returns" (also known as "A Man, a Horse, a Gun and Shoot First, Laugh Last") (1967) starring Tony Anthony. Cipriani later composed other spaghetti western scores with Anthony, together with many popular poliziottesco soundtracks. Cipriani became prolific in the Italian film world and was awarded a Nastro d'Argento for Best Score for "The Anonymous Venetian" (1970). One of Cipriani's most famous scores is from the 1973 film "La polizia sta a guardare" ("The Great Kidnapping").

  • Filmography:

    COMPOSER
    cinema
    The Bounty Killer, by Eugenio Martín (1966)
    The Stranger Returns, by Luigi Vanzi (1967)
    Luana la figlia della foresta vergine, by Roberto Infascelli (1968)
    I diavoli della guerra, by Bitto Albertini (1969)
    Agguato sul Bosforo, by Luigi Batzella (1969)
    The Thirteen Chairs, by Nicolas Gessner and Luciano Lucignani (1969)
    The Laughing Woman, by Piero Schivazappa (1969)
    La legge della violenza (Tutti o nessuno), by Gianni Crea (1969)
    The Lickerish Quartet, by Radley Metzger (1970)
    The Anonymous Venetian, by Enrico Maria Salerno (1970)
    Intimità proibite di una giovane sposa, by Oscar Brazzi (1970)
    Rough Justice, by Mario Costa (1970)
    Whirlpool, by José Ramón Larraz (1970)
    I 7 di Marsa Matruh, by Mario Siciliano (1970)
    Edipeon, by Lorenzo Artale (1970)
    Le Mans, Shortcut to Hell, by Osvaldi Civirani (1970)
    Se t'incontro t'ammazzo, by Gianni Crea (1971)
    Deviation, by José Ramón Larraz (1971)
    The Devil Has Seven Faces, by Osvaldo Civirani (1971)
    A cuore freddo, by Riccardo Ghione (1971)
    Death Walks in High Heels, by Luciano Ercoli (1971)
    Blindman, by Ferdinando Baldi (1971)
    Cometogether, by Saul Swimmer (1971)
    A Bay of Blood, by Mario Bava (1971)
    L'iguana dalla lingua di fuoco, by Riccardo Freda (1971)
    Human Cobras, by Bitto Albertini (1971)
    La lunga spiaggia fredda, by Ernesto Gastaldi (1971)
    They Call Me Hallelujah, by Giuliano Carnimeo (1971)
    La lunga ombra del lupo, by Gianni Manera (1971)
    Il sesso del diavolo - Trittico, by Oscar Brazzi (1971)
    La redada, by José Antonio de la Loma (1971)
    Night Child, by James Kelly (1971)
    Il magnifico west, by Gianni Crea (1972)
    Tragic Ceremony, by Riccardo Freda (1972)
    Il mio corpo con rabbia, by Roberto Natale (1972)
    Return of Halleluja, by Giuliano Carnimeo (1972)
    Baron Blood, by Mario Bava (1972)
    Execution Squad, by Steno (1972)
    Scenes From a Murder, by Alberto De Martino (1972)
    Maschi e femmine, by Francesco Scardamaglia and Augusto Caminito (1972)
    Metti lo diavolo tuo ne lo mio inferno, by Bitto Albertini (1972)
    Racconti proibiti... di niente vestiti, by Brunello Rondi (1972)
    Timanfaya, by José Antonio de la Loma (1972)
    Uccidere in silenzio, by Giuseppe Rolando (1972)
    Incensurato provata disonestà carriera assicurata cercasi, by Marcello Baldi (1972)
    El más fabuloso golpe del Far-West, by José Antonio de la Loma (1972)
    Leva lo diavolo tuo dal... convento, by Franz Antel (1973)
    24 ore... non un minuto di più, by Franco Bottari (1973)
    ... e continuavano a mettere lo diavolo ne lo inferno, by Bitto Albertini (1973)
    The Bloody Hands of the Law, by Mario Gariazzo (1973)
    Le mataf, by Serge Leroy (1973)
    The Great Kidnapping, by Roberto Infascelli (1973)
    Oi teleftaioi tou Rupel, by Grigoris Grigoriou (1973)
    Qualcuno ha visto uccidere..., by Rafael Romero Marchent (1974)
    Emergency Squad, by Stelvio Massi (1974)
    Che matti... ragazzi!, by Ernst Hofbauer (1974)
    Rabid Dogs, by Mario Bava (1974)
    I figli di Zanna Bianca, by Maurizio Pradeaux (1974)
    La moglie giovane, by Giovanni D'Eramo (1974)
    What Have They Done to Your Daughters?, by Massimo Dallamano (1974)
    Processo per direttissima, by Lucio De Caro (1974)
    The Last Circus Show, by Mario Gariazzo (1974)
    Ordine firmato in bianco, by Gianni Manera (1974)
    Killer Cop, by Luciano Ercoli (1975)
    The Silent Stranger, by Luigi Vanzi (1975)
    Frankenstein all'italiana - Prendimi, straziami, che brucio de passion!, by Armando Crispino (1975)
    Un matrimonio immorale, by Ulli Lommel (1975)
    Gli angeli dalle mani bendate, by Oscar Brazzi (1975)
    Che stangata ragazzi, by Ernst Hofbauer (1975)
    I quattro clan dal cuore di pietra, by Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent (1975)
    Il richiamo del lupo, by Gianfranco Baldanello (1975)
    Mark of the Cop, by Stelvio Massi (1975)
    I sette del gruppo selvaggio, by Gianni Crea (1975)
    Due cuori, una cappella, by Maurizio Lucidi (1975)
    Furia nera, by Demofilo Fidani (1975)
    The Cursed Medallion, by Massimo Dallamano (1975)
    Promessa sposa, by Rafael Moreno Alba (1975)

    television
    I racconti del maresciallo, by Mario Soldati - TV miniseries (1968)