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Gabriels Oboe

Gabriels Oboe is the main theme for the 1986 lm 3 References


The Mission directed by Roland Jo.[1] The theme
was written by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, and [1] Ennio Morricone (1992), The Mission: Original Sound-
has since been arranged and performed several times track From The Motion Picture, Virgin Records, ASIN
by artists such as Yo-Yo Ma,[2] Holly Gornik,[3] and B000000WFZ
Brynjar Ho,[4] among others. The theme has been called
[2] Yo Yo Ma; Ennio Morricone; Roma Sinfonietta (2004),
unforgettable[5] and a celebrated oboe melody.[6] Vo-
Yo-Yo Ma plays Morricone, Sony, ASIN B0002YCVXI
calist Sarah Brightman begged Morricone to allow her to
put lyrics to the theme to create her own song, "Nella [3] Holly Gornik; Jay Richard (2002), Gabriels Oboe: Music
Fantasia".[7][8] In 2010, Morricone encouraged soprano of Love from the Movies, ASIN B00007BK2G
Hayley Westenra to write English lyrics for Gabriels
[4] Brynjar Ho; Kre Nordstoga (1996), Gabriels Oboe:
Oboe in her album Paradiso.[9]
Bessozzi, Kverno, Bizet, Etc, Norway Music, ASIN
B0000044UH

[5] Ennio Morricone (2004), Morricone Conducts Morri-


conne, Euroarts, ASIN B000EQHRW4
1 Film soundtrack
[6] Michael McLennan (June 2006), June 2006 Film Music
DVD Review, MusicWeb, retrieved 2010-10-14
The soundtrack for the lm was very well received
amongst critics, being nominated for an Academy Award [7] Sarah Brightman (1999), One Night in Eden, Angel
for Best Original Score and earning Morricone the Records, ASIN 6305614350
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.[10]
[8] Philip Anderson (14 September 1999). Sarah Bright-
In the lm, the theme is most prominently used when the man. KAOS2000 Magazine. Archived from the original
protagonist, the Jesuit Father Gabriel, walks up to a wa- on 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2010-10-20.
terfall and starts playing his oboe, aiming to befriend the
natives with his music so he can carry his missionary work [9] Hayley Westenra Presents 'Paradiso'". GetMusic. 20
May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-12-30.
in the New World. The Guaran tribesmen, who have
Retrieved 2011-12-28.
been stalking him from a distance, approach Gabriel for
the rst time, puzzled by the sounds of the unknown in- [10] Awards for Ennio Morricone. Internet Movie Base.
strument. The chief of the tribe, however, is displeased 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
by this, and breaks Gabriels oboe. This marks the begin-
[11] Tom Fettke (2010). The Annunciation incorporating
ning of the relationship between Father Gabriel and the
Gabriels Oboe"" (Sample pages). Hal Leonard. Re-
Guaran natives. trieved 2012-04-17.
Several orchestras have performed Gabriels Oboe, of-
ten 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 Mor-
ricone series of concerts during the mid-2000s.[5]

2 SATB choral arrangement

Extending the simple lyrics of the Christmas carol adap-


tation of Christina Rossetti's poem "Love Came Down
at Christmas", Tom Fettke's SATB arrangement for
soprano-alto-tenor-bass incorporates Morricones wind
treatment as the voice of the eponymous Archangel in his
piece titled The Annunciation.[11]

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