Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gabriel's Oboe

I love these melodies, if you haven't noticed. The ones that make you just want to sit back on the grass on a sunny day and let the breeze flow over you...

But this melody is even more special, as it served as a main theme to a fabulous movie called The Mission, and is played by the oboe, which is not only a double reed instrument (my main instrument is the bassoon) but is also notoriously disliked for its tendency to be out of tune. Listening to this theme, you begin to wonder how anybody could ever hate the oboe.