This Sunday I have chosen Ennio Morricone’s Main Theme from The Mission in a performance by the Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by the man himself.
This is a sublime ten minutes of music and is particularly close to my heart as I walked down the aisle on my wedding day to Gabriel’s Oboe, which dominates this piece.
Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player. He writes in a wide range of styles, making him one of the most versatile, experimental and influential composers of all time.
Since 1946 Morricone has composed more than 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. His filmography includes The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America.
I spend endless amounts of time cooking to this particular piece, again best enjoyed on a good TV screen. If any of you have seen this performed live, then I am very jealous of you.