Gabriel's Oboe (arr Pusceddu)

From Wind Repertory Project
Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone (arr. Pusceddu)

Subtitle: From 'The Mission'

General Info

Year: 1986/2009
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: ERD Martin
Cost: Score and Parts - €106.00   |   Score Only - €22.30


Full Score
Solo Oboe
Solo B-flat Soprano Saxophone
Solo E-flat Alto Saxophone
Solo Eb Cornet
Solo Bb Trumpet
Flute I
Flute II/Oboe
Bassoon (optional)
Eb Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone (optional)
Eb Cornets/Flugelhorn (optional)
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef) I-II
String Bass (optional)
Keyboard (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Suspended Cymbal


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.

Vocalist Sarah Brightman begged Morricone to allow her to put lyrics to the theme to create her own song, Ella Fantasia. This beautiful music has since been arranged and performed several times by many other artists.

- Program Note by Amanda Wang and John Uchal, and the San Jose Municipal Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer