this theme, called "gabriel's oboe," is one of the most beautiful, haunting melodies i have ever heard in my life. when i hear it, my breath catches in my throat and i feel a squeezing in my heart. my eyes swell with tears and i invariably whisper, "our God is so beautiful." because when i hear music like this, it moves me to worship God.
conducted by the composer himself, the great ennio morricone, this piece is the theme music for the film, "the mission."
video run time: approximately 2 minutes.