Of the most captivating soundtracks I've ever heard, truely worthy of the wonderous movie to which it is attactched. The Mission is a movie, as good as it is, that is virtually forgotten, and with it is this wonderous soundtrack.
Let me start off by saying the movie to which this soundtrack is attatched is one of the best I've ever witnessed.
That said, with the masterpiece he has composed, Ennio Morricone has come to rival John Williams with this spellbinding soundtrack. Morricone didn't recieve an Oscar for his work, but in my opinion is quite deserving of one. The blend of chants and music makes the piece flow perfectly, as perfect as the river that was the centerpiece of the film.
The soundtrack ranges from the depressing, to the soothing, to the uplifting. A perfect blend.
My only regret is this product has been virtually forgotten amounst its peers, but to the few who find it, it is of the most rewarding soundtracks available.