The Mission (includes Gabriel's Oboe and The Falls)
Ennio Morricone


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This entered the Hall of Fame in 2003 and has remained in the chart ever since. It reached its highest ever position in the most recent chart, climbing up to 36 in 2015.

Even for someone with such a hit rate as Ennio Morricone Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon A Time In America, The Untouchables et al you can't help but feel he would have stood up from the piano after thinking up the tune 'Gabriel's Oboe' for The Mission and said to himself, 'Actually, that's a corker!' Or would that have been, 'Realmente, quello e un corker!'? Possibly.

The Oscar winning 1986 film tells the story of a Spanish Jesuit priest who goes into the South American jungle to build a mission and convert a community of Guarani Indians whilst fighting off the dastardly Portuguese colonials, who are trying to enslave the community. Morricone's haunting soundtrack for the film is regarded as one of his best.

The Mission (1986).