Ennio Morricone. Gabriel’s Obo. Performed by Ketil Lien aka Wim

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There is so much nice soundtracks out there, and I have many favourites I could mention. I love the big Hans Zimmer tracks from movies like Crimson Tide, Armageddon and Gladiator. James Horner with his epic soundtrack from Braveheart. Another great one is the score from The Last of the Mohicans by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman. There is much more offcourse.

I decided to do a cover from on of my favorite soundtracks and my choice was Gabriel’s Obo by Ennio Morricone. Its from the 1986 movie The Mission starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons. Ennio Morricone has made music for over 500 movies and tv shows. That makes him one of the greatest in this genre. His most famous soundtracks are The Untouchables, The Mission, Bugsy and those classic westerns starring Clint Eastwood. In 2016, at the age of 87, he finally won his first Oscar for the soundtrack to the Hateful Eight. Though he has won several Golden Globe and Bafta awards this was his first Oscar for an original score. The mission won the Golden Globe in 1987 and was nominated for Oscar the same year.

Gabriel’s Obo is the main theme from The Mission and its a short and emotional piece of music with strings and obo. Several famous artists has performed this song. I am no great artist but I did something that perhaps nobody has done before. I did a cover using only software plugins within by DAW. I havent changed the theme just slightly added some ambience and an analogish base. Hope you like it. If you do, please share it 🙂

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