“Christ the Redeemer” Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Peter Nicola on Unsplash

“Gabriel’s Oboe” is the title theme for the 1986 film The Mission. The piece was written by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, and is widely considered to be one of his greatest musical achievements. The Mission is a period drama about the experience of a Jesuit priest, and a reformed slave trader, as the men build a Mission within the Guarani lands of 18th-century South America.

Although the film stars, Jeremey Irons, and Robert de Niro — it’s also one of Liam Neeson’s early films at the age of 34. He would later play a Jesuit missionary priest in Martin Scorsese’s Silence (2016) — one of my most favorite films.

You might also like to play…

American Sniper: The Funeral (Ennio Morricone) | fingerstyle guitar + TAB

The Ecstasy of Gold (Ennio Morricone) | fingerstyle guitar TAB

How to play Gabriel’s Oboe | fingerstyle guitar

The guitar tab for this piece is beautifully written across 3 pages, and played straight through with out repeats. I recommend this for intermediate guitar players and up. I hope you enjoy this, as I believe it’s among my finest arrangements. The guitar tab is available below:

**Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission) | fingerstyle guitar

This song is played in standard tuning.