5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the Greatest Movie Scores of All Time
December 4, 2018
This is a moving and beautiful score, good movie too. It has a great melody that carries throughout many of the songs that makes you want to hear it again and again. I love the use of many different instruments and song styles. This is powerful music worth listening to.
I love "The Mission" track but most of the rest of the CD is too "way out" for my taste. I just play a few tracks over and over whenever I want to listen to this. Wish I could have had a CD with just "The Mission" on it but didn't see one.
The Mission still competes with any of the best movie soundtracks. It is the eloquence of the solitary oboe and the counter voice of the indian flute that dramatize an eternal struggle of evil and innocence. The drums accelerate as the cataclysm approaches and before silence a single incredible indian voice sings of the innocence that dies and disappears. This is what I hear when I listen to the soundtrack. Over and over again.
It is hard to imagine that this is the same composer whom made the music for many spagetti westerns including- "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly". This album/soundtrack is very diverse and holds a special place for me because, although already having seen the movie, I came across the soundtrack on a cassett tape while I was in Guatemala working as a Peace Corps volunteer. It was the soundtrack of my life at the time. Beautiful music.
Great music - enjoyable to listen to - especially Gabriel's Oboe. I did not see the movie and heard it is violent, so will just enjoy the music. Interesting to hear the melody of Gabriel's Oboe which is woven throughout the soundtrack.
It is hard to image a more perfect score, and in my opinion, one which surely deserved an Oscar for Maestro Morricone.
This is glorious music in full technicolor. Most imaginative and creative, a perfect complement to the film's subject matter and time period--in fact, it elevates the beauty and importance of the film. Yet, it more than holds its own apart from the film viewing as a listening experience. And yes, one theme, Vita Nostra, was even used in a coffee commercial.
Majestic and often breathtaking. Belongs in every serious music collector/enjoyer's collection.
I hold no other soundtrack in higher esteem than this one. One year I bought ten copies to give as Christmas presents (a perfect Christmas gift) for friends and family. Every track moves me. Every track comes back to my memory as the preceeding track ends. It flows naturally and perfectly from track to track. Ennio Morricone ranks next to Bernard Herrmann in writing the perfect movie score. If you're looking for a piece of music to capture your heart and the deeper meaning of the holidays, you've found it.