The great composer Ennio Morricone died yesterday at the age of 91.
Like so many, Morricone's wonderful music for the film "The Mission" touched my heart, and brought tears to my eyes, many times.
In fact, Eric and I had "Gabriel's Oboe" from "The Mission" played for our assembled guests prior to the beginning of our wedding service in 2013. It was performed by James Mobley, who then played oboe at our parish, the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, in New York City.
Here is James playing "Gabriel's Oboe" again in 2014: