Gabriel’s Stone: A Musical Meditation

I picked this stone up at Riverton and then rejected it – I thought the “rust” in it was unsightly. My wife saw its promise and tumble polished it in her first ever batch. I think it is worthy of its own tune and name…

“Gabriel’s Oboe” is from the movie “The Mission”.


The scene featuring this tune from the movie, The Mission, with Jeremy Irons as Father Gabriel:

The Mission” is rated among my top ten movies. It is about the clash between Jesuit missionaries and European slave traders in South America in the 18th century, about friendship and betrayal, the plight of indigenous people, greed and evil and forgiveness and redemption. It is spectacular, sumptuous, enlightening, provocative, disturbing and challenging.