Gabriel's Oboe (arr Baadsvik)

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Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone (arr. Baadsvik)

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Subtitle: Solo Tuba and Wind Band

General Info

Year: 1986
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III/VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Manuscript


Full Score
Solo Tuba
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Gabriel’s Oboe was written by Morricone as the main theme of the 1986 motion picture The Mission. Directed by Roland Joffe, the film is set in the imperial era of Spain and Portugal. The story is about a Jesuit missionary who builds a mission in the South American wilderness in hopes of converting the natives there to Christianity. The Mission was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, and won the Golden Globe for Best Original Score.

In the film, the theme is featured prominently when the main character, Father Gabriel, performs on a baroque oboe near an Indian tribe, hoping to befriend them. The natives, transfixed by the sound of the foreign instrument, allow Father Gabriel into the camp.

- Program Note by Amanda Wang and John Uchal


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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