From The Spaghetti Western Database
Gioacchino Angelo was born 1899 in Palermo and died 1971 near Rome. He was mainly a composer and conductor of classical music but has, from the 1940s to the 1960s, also occasionally composed for films. His main body of work consists of several operas, ballets, symphonies and a Mass. He also conducted symphonic concerts and recorded for classical labels. In Ostia Lido, a periphery of Rome where Angelo last lived, a park was named after him in his honor.
Angelo’s three western scores are for early films still heavily influenced by American Westerns, therefore his music is very "pre-Morricone", sounding like American Western scores with touches of European romantic classical music thrown in for good measure.