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The World's Greatest Music
Find out the fascinating stories behind some of the favourite film scores from the 80s, including classics such as John William's E.T., Ennio Morricone's The Mission and Mozart's Amadeus.
Ennio Morricone wrote one of his most lyrical scores for The Mission, a 1986 British drama about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America. The standout moment is 'Gabriel's Oboe', a lilting two-minute masterpiece which manages simultaneously to be both lyrical and stately. The piece has been arranged for cello, organ, even a four-piece boy band, and has also become a very popular piece at weddings. Morricone was honoured with both a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for The Mission, with an Oscar still eluding him until an honorary academy award in 2007.
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