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The Mission [Soundtrack]

Ennio Morricone Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
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1. On Earth As It Is In Heaven
2. Falls
3. Gabriel's Oboe
4. Ave Maria Guarani
5. Brothers
6. Carlotta
7. Vita Nostra
8. Climb
9. Remorse
10. Penance
11. The Mission
12. River
13. Gabriel's Oboe
14. Te Deum Guarani
15. Refusal
16. Ascunsion
17. Alone
18. Guarani
19. The Sword
20. Miserere

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Ennio Morricone's Academy Award-nominated score captures the conflict between 18th-century Jesuit missionaries trying to convert the native Indians, and the slavers who want to destroy them. In keeping with the serious subject matter and epic scope of Roland Joffe's film, the score is by turns grave, lyrical, and tense. Ever inventive, Morricone mixes liturgical chorales, native drumming, and Spanish-influenced guitars, often in the very same track, to capture the drama of the culture clash. His trademark lyricism also comes through, notably in the beautiful themes for "Gabriel's Oboe" and "The Mission". Not as over-the-top as his well-known spaghetti western scores, The Mission shows Morricone at his dramatic best. --Heidi MacDonald

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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful score Jan. 6 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Looked for this soundtrack for some time.

Glad I fianally found it.

This completes my colection of soundtracks this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Soundtrack Feb. 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
Certainly the music made this movie spectacular, gracing and moving one as the eyes were privy to the spectacular cinematography.
Morricone's compostion here is fluent with three distinct musical tributaries which play so well with the plotline: oboe, tribal, and religious.
How about the beauty of "Gabriel's Oboe?" Simply magnificent!
The earthiness of the tribal drums and windflute are simply captivating.
The religious chanting and other inspirational sounds are fitting and well done.
All this superbly performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra and choirs of London Voices and Barnett Schools Choir.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a longtime favorite May 31 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have loved this CD for about as long as it's been available--about 15 years. Some tracks are so uplifting, and all are wonderful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The music that touches your soul Jan. 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack was given to me as a gift. I had never seen the movie previously but when i started playing it the music just flowed around me and i honestly started tearing! No music has ever touched me like this has. It is so dear to my heart that i actually used Gabriel's Oboe for my processional when i got married. I highly recommend this music to anyone. It will move you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good For Its Religious Motif Nov. 7 2003
Format:Audio CD
I really think that "The Mission" is one of the most important works by Ennio Morricone. Important in the sense that the Italian maestro presents us a work of strange beauty, especially with the London Voices chanting the Latin words in the opening cue 'On Earth As It Is In Heaven', a wonderful and powerful piece that fits perfectly in the marvelous landscapes surrounding the Iguazu Falls and the Indians who inhabitted it during the Spanish colonial settlements in the age of the discovery of the New World.
Beneath the chanting and the ethnic percussion, the theme for Padre Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) is heard. A lovely composition played on the flute on that opening track, and later played on oboe in the prettiest representation of the theme in the two versions of 'Gabriel's Oboe'.
The theme for "The Mission" is also truly spectacular and it's heard in the shots of the falls.
In spite of other attractive choral moments like 'Ave Maria Guarani', there is something that bothers me about this CD, and it's the overabundance of dark motives that foreshadow the final tragic moment of the film. Tracks such as 'Penance', 'Alone', 'Guarani', and 'The Sword' make me feel gloomy every time I listen to the album.
I wish there had been a good balance between the glorious and the dark moments in "The Mission", but I have to admit that Ennio Morricone created one interesting and experimental score.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Buy Now July 20 2003
Format:Audio CD
Everyone in the world must own this CD. It has like some of THE BEST music that will ever exist on it. Ennio Morricone is an absolute genius and it¡¯s his score to this movie that inspired Hans Zimmer to be a film composer. Tracks like Falls, Vita Nostra and Remorse will make your life complete. It for reasons like this that music exists.
You must get this CD, it will take you to another world, it¡¯ll make you sad, it¡¯ll make you happy. It¡¯s joyous, it¡¯s morose. It¡¯s an immortal part of history. The Mission can me matched, but it will never be bettered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZON.COM,YOU'RE A GREAT RECOMMENDER ! March 21 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I saw the movie last night for the first time on TV and this morning I saw it's being recomended to me.I was astonished!
Of course like the movie itself,the musical score was also haunting.And I am contemplating to buy this soundtrack as soon as possible.Besides,I always love Morricone's pieces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Nov. 4 2002
Format:Audio CD
I think it has to be between this and Last Temptation of Christ for the best soundtrack crown. This album is pretty much faultless in its entireity. 'On Earth' and 'Gabriel's Oboe' are familiar tomost, but they never loose their beauty. The production on the CD is superb, with the oboe sounding crisp and drums sounding suitably atmospheric. It blends classical and world musics absolutly seamlessly and musically is in an entirely different sphere to his work on westerns. I had not seen the film before i bought it, and would recommend you buy that also, as it is a wonderful story which brings you to tears with the helpof this soundtrack. Those who say it is repetitive are missing the point completely - does nobody understand reocurring motifs? The main theme pops up again and reflects the story with it's dramatic variations. One more point - the choir parts are some of the most beautiful music ever recorded.
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