Thursday, July 10, 2008

Gabriel's Oboe

Ennio Morricone wrote this for the movie "The Mission." Here, David Childs is the soloist (euphonium, or I can call him instead if you're too shy).

Having heard this performance on the euphonium, I cannot understand why Saddam Hussein wanted to make nukes with it. Apparently it is only dangerous after being run through a high speed centrifuge.

Yo Yo Ma made a nice recording of this theme on his cello. In the movie, Father Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) plays an oboe. Of the three, I think I like the oboe performance the best, but the euphonium makes a beautiful sound, doesn't it?

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