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Nino Rota Biography


Nino Rota (December 3, 1911 – April 10, 1979) was an Italian composer. He is particularly remembered for his work on film scores, especially The Godfather series and a number of films by Federico Fellini.

Rota was born into a musical family in Milan, and studied at the conservatory there under Ildebrando Pizzetti. Later, the conductor Arturo Toscanini encouraged him to go to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to study. This he did, where he worked under Fritz Reiner, amongst others. He later returned to Milan, where he wrote a thesis on the renaissance composer Gioseffo Zarlino.

Rota wrote his first film score in 1944 for Zazą, a film directed by Renato Castellani. He later met the director Federico Fellini while the latter was working on his first film, Lo Sceicco Bianco. The two collaborated on many occasions, with Rota's score for often cited as one of the main factors which makes the film more cohesive.

The scores for which Rota is probably best known publicly are Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet and Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II.

Although best known for his work in films, Rota also composed ten operas, five ballets and many other instrumental works.

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"Love Theme From ""Romeo And Juliet""" By Nino Rota (1911-1979). For solo piano. Piano Solo Sheets. Movies. SMP Level 5 (Intermediate). Single. 3 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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The Godfather Trilogy "By Nino Rota (1911-1979) and Various. For voice, piano and guitar chords. Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook. Movies. Songbook. Vocal melody, piano accompaniment, lyrics, chord names, guitar chord diagrams, black & white photos and color photos. 52 pages. Hal L

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Intermezzo (Viola and Piano). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). String. 24 pages. Ricordi #R133411. Published by Ricordi

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The Godfather (Love Theme) (Piano Solo). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). For solo piano. Piano Solo Sheets. Movies. SMP Level 4 (Intermediate). Single. 3 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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Theme from The Godfather By Nino Rota (1911-1979). Arranged by Robert Longfield. Score & Parts. Pop Specials for Strings. Grade 3. Published by Hal Leonard

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Godfather Waltz (Piano Solo). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). For solo piano. Piano Solo Sheets. Movies. SMP Level 3 (Early Intermediate). Single. 5 pages. Published by Hal Leonard

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Trio "(Flute, violin and piano). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). Ensemble. 56 pages. Ricordi #R133178. Published by Ricordi"

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The Best of Nino Rota (Original Soundtrack Collection). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). For solo piano. Piano Solo. TV and 20th Century. Difficulty: medium-difficult. Collection and performance CD. Standard notation (does not include words to the songs). 64 pages. Ricordi #MLR665. P

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Theme from The Godfather ((Love Theme)). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). Arranged by Robert Longfield. Score & Parts. Discovery Plus Concert Band. Grade 2. Published by Hal Leonard

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A Time For Us (Love Theme) "By Nino Rota. For piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). Pop; Standards; Wedding. 3 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music"

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Trio (Score and Parts). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). Schott. Score and Parts. 68 pages. Schott Music #ED9276. Published by Schott Music

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Divertimento Concertante By Nino Rota (1911-1979). For contrabass and piano. Vocal Music. Score. Published by Carisch Edition

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Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (Trombone and Piano). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). Brass Solo. 36 pages. Ricordi #R131534. Published by Ricordi

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A Time For Us (Love Theme) - Violin 1 By Nino Rota (1911-1979). Arranged by Robert Longfield. Film/TV. Orchestra. 1 pages. Duration 2:45. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music

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Romeo And Juliet "(Love theme). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). Arranged by Lorenzo Pusceddu. For concert band. Film Music. Grade 2.5. Score and full set of parts. Duration 3 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by Scomegna Edizioni Musical srl"

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Sonata in D (Clarinet and Piano). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). Woodwind. 26 pages. Ricordi #R133179. Published by Ricordi

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5 Easy Pieces (Flute and Piano). By Nino Rota (1911-1979). Flute. Woodwind Solo. Book only. 22 pages. Ricordi #R133175. Published by Ricordi

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