This is a clip of Gabriel’s Oboe from a 1986 movie, The Mission.
About Gabriel Obe (source: Wikipedia) —————————————-—————- “Gabriel’s Oboe” is the main theme for the 1986 film The Mission directed by Roland Joffé. The theme was written by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, and has since been arranged and performed several times by artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Holly Gornik, and Brynjar Hoff, among others. The theme has been called “unforgettable” and a “celebrated oboe melody”. Vocalist Sarah Brightman begged Morricone to allow her to put lyrics to the theme to create her own song, “Nella Fantasia”. In 2010, Morricone encouraged soprano Hayley Westenra to write English lyrics for “Gabriel’s Oboe” in her album Paradiso. The soundtrack for the film was very well received amongst critics, being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score and earning Morricone the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. In the film, the theme is most prominently used when the protagonist, the Jesuit Father Gabriel, walks up to a waterfall and starts playing his oboe, aiming to befriend the natives with his music so he can carry his missionary work in the New World. The Guaraní tribesmen, who have been stalking him from a distance, approach Gabriel for the first time, puzzled by the sounds of the unknown instrument. The chief of the tribe, however, is displeased by this, and breaks Gabriel’s oboe. This marks the beginning of the relationship between Father Gabriel and the Guaraní natives. Several orchestras have performed “Gabriel’s Oboe”, often under the direction of Morricone himself. The most famous renditions of the piece, other than in the movie, are probably those found in the Morricone Conducts Morricone series of concerts during the mid-2000s. Keith and Kristyn Getty incorporated the song and blended it with their own verses with lyrics in their 2012 release “Hymns for the Christian Life” on track 12 “Holy Spirit (with Gabriel’s Oboe).”
About The Mission, 1986 film (source: Wikipedia) —————————————-——————————
The Mission is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America. The film was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé. The movie stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi and Liam Neeson. It won the Palme d’Or and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In April 2007, it was elected number one on the Church Times’s Top 50 Religious Films list. The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, was listed at number 23 on the AFI’s 100 Years of Film Scores and ranked 1st on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s (ABC) Classic FM Top 100 Music in the Movies.