Originally issued on an RCA LP record (KOLS 1006) back in 1969, COME QUANDO PERCHE is a score that I would say is typical of the style and sound of Trovajoli, the opening theme sets the stage perfectly for what is to follow, which is a romantically slanted and entertaining soundtrack. In the opening track alone the composer utilises a number of what we have come to think of as stock instruments when it comes to music for this type of movie, harpsichord, woodwind, organ strings and laid back easy sounding percussion plus the exquisite and flawless vocals of Edda dell Orso. Her unique voice soaring and at times in unison with strings creating a perfect and pleasing sound that as always is enthralling and stunning. Trovajoli is as we all are aware the master of melody, and like his counterparts, Morricone, Nicolai and Micalizzi is capable of creating a simple musical phrase that he builds and shapes into a beautiful and haunting thematic property, developing from the simplest beginnings music that is enjoyable, memorable and above all entertaining. This is because Trovajoli is a well practised and capable composer, who also has the ability to arrange and orchestrate his works to a very high standard. COME QUANDO PERCHE is for the majority of it’s running time a score that can be categorised as romantic, but as with all movie scores there are obviously cues and moments that are dramatic or suspense filled. Track 3, DISPERAZIONE DI IN RICORDO is one of these moments, a hard hitting piano motif begins the track, which is then interrupted by tense and urgent sounding strings, this interruption is short lived and the track soon falls back into the romantic mode of the score with near lush sounding strings overpowering all else. These too soon evaporate away and are replaced by nervous sounding woods which bring the track to it’s conclusion. The majority of the soundtrack is filled with jazz influenced light and airy almost easy listening cues, the composer utilising guitar, bass, piano, brushed drums and Hammond organ to maximum effect. Edda is as always a delight to hear, her unique vocalising being an important component within Trovajoli’s score. Her talents are probably best heard within the opening cue and also on track number 5, PAULA, where Edda,s vocal is delicately placed almost in the background or sounding faraway, which creates a dazzling and memorable effect for the listener. So in short a score filled with beautiful melodies and wonderful performances, and one that is certainly worth investigating.