Italian composer Ennio Morricone passed away at the age of 91 earlier this month. When he received an honorary Oscar in 2006, he noted that the Oscars are not a point of arrival, but of departure, from which to continue writing with the same passion and dedication. Morricone lent his talent to over 500 films over the course of his career — six of which were nominated for Oscars and one of which took home the gold (The Hateful Eight).

Below are some of his most memorable film cues: