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The Mission: Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture [Soundtrack]

Ennio Morricone , Ennio Morricone Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)

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listen  7. Vita Nostra 1:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Climb 1:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Remorse 2:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Penance 4:03$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Mission 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen15. Refusal 3:30$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Ascunsion 1:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen17. Alone 4:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
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  • Composer: Ennio Morricone, Ennio Morricone
  • Audio CD (June 29, 1992)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • ASIN: B000000WFZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (176 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,223 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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 Joffé'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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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hauntingly beautiful September 13, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Ennio Morricone achieves with The Mission what few composers ever achieve... a work of art as important and powerul as the film which it represents. The music and the film become inescapably entwined through the message and power of Roland Joffé's direction and this brilliant soundtrack. Some of my favorite trakcs include the main theme which shows up in "Falls", "The Mission", "River", and "Miserere." "Gabriel's Oboe" is presented twice on the soundtrack. Words often fail to describe the magnitude of emotion that can be elicited by these compositions. However I would agree with one other reviewer the the darker themes alternately detract from the soundtrack, but only slightly. This will remain one of the most solid and stunning original scores ever created for a long long time.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The music that touches your soul January 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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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Soundtrack February 11, 2004
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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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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars On Earth as It is in Heaven February 21, 2002
Format:Audio CD
That track says it all about this soundtrack. And the first cue is the main reason to buy the soundtrack. It's a beautiful theme that has a great choir, Indian instruments, and some great violin playing. It's just awesome.
Then there's the track "Falls" which is very pretty. It is just awesome. "Gabriel's Oboe" is another great track, and is a very pretty oboe piece. "Ave Maria Guarani" is a beautiful choir cue that is just beautiful. It's brings old church songs to your mind. "Brothers" is a good cue has guitar and flute playing very nicely. "Vita Nostra" in the movie is the first appearance of a wonderful motif that I can't really label. But's it's pretty and is built upon later in "The River" and in "On Earth as it is in Heaven" It's great! "The Mission" is a nice cue that sees the Falls theme continued in better detail. "River" is another outstanding edition of the motif experience before in "Vita Nostra" this one is a little better though. "Te Deum Gurani" is another piece like "Ave Maria" it's a little different. But it's very pretty. Then comes the battle scences that includes some great Indian instrumentation. of the highlights here are "Ascunsion", "Gurani", and "The Sword" which has "Gabriel's Oboe" in it with a twist. And "Miserere" is just plain sad. You have to listen to "On Earth as It is in Heaven" one more time, because in the movie it is actually is after "Miserere" in the movie.
A must have for any soundtrack lover!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars haunting, beautiful, and timeless May 16, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I remember coming to a full appreciation of this soundtrack whilst viewing the excellent film on a home video rental such a long time ago...I tried to record it putting a tape recorder as the final credits many years later i was able to purchase this soundtrack on CD and it sounds timeless...the opening track pulls you in with it's eclectic old world chorus that has a touch of the exotic...andean type instruments that play along with the orchestra....Gabriel's Oboe was the haunting piece that has stuck with me forever...although you don't have to watch nor love the film to enjoy this soundtrack, everytrime I listen to this album images from the film appear...there are many other exquisite tracks here...some that you will perhaps skip over the first time but then return to, as they grow on you...this soundtrack was so inspiring that the Jesuits in Puerto Rico actually used it as the background to their recruiting ads...the soundtrack was so moving, so strong, that I even entertained the idea of becoming a Jesuit...that's how powerfuly this soundtrack swayed me...if you loved the film, you'll love the soundtrack..if you didn't watch the film there is still a good chance you'll love it as it stands on it own....
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arguably the best film score ever! January 11, 2001
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Haunting melodies, ethnic percussion, dramatic dark moments, all combine to evoke a myriad of emotions for the listener. The oboe playing is extraordinary. Highly recommended!!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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I hold no other soundtrack in higher esteem than this one. One year I bought ten copies to give as Christmas presents (a perfect Christmas gift) for friends and family. Every track moves me. Every track comes back to my memory as the preceeding track ends. It flows naturally and perfectly from track to track. Ennio Morricone ranks next to Bernard Herrmann in writing the perfect movie score. If you're looking for a piece of music to capture your heart and the deeper meaning of the holidays, you've found it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I haven't seen the movie, the the soundtrack is exquisite.
Published 6 days ago by Lawrence Winterfield
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One if my favorite movies. I really like the music too. Great acting by Jeromy Iorns and Robert DeNiro.
Published 10 days ago by Lois A. Brookhart
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful music
Published 17 days ago by None
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Aaron Jaynes
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Beautiful Music... Heavenly
Missed the movie (and the soundtrack) in mid-80's when I was busy working and raising kids. Found this perusing affordable soundtracks, scanned the reviews which prompted me to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by ReaderHal
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Morricone's best soundtrack. Great movie too.
Published 2 months ago by Pahrumpian
5.0 out of 5 stars Morricone's best
This is my favorite of his movie music. Gabriel's Oboe is one of the finest things ever written. The only disappointment For me is that there is a performance on You Tube that... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Richard Robinett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Henry Strohbeck
4.0 out of 5 stars I would have liked a few of the pieces to have been longer
Moving and haunting....the guy knows how to work a theme. I would have liked a few of the pieces to have been longer.
Published 2 months ago by Old & Improved
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
beautiful recording
Published 2 months ago by A. HAGGERTY
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