As promised, here is the second installment of Movies and Music, which I've entitled "Romances and the Rest." The other was called "Wars and Westerns," in case you missed it! Read that post here. In this post, I'm sharing 4 favorite romance movies and a couple others (the rest, obviously) that have fantastic music.
Pride and Prejudice (2005) - I would call the pieces in this movie classically inspired. Not as stodgy as the music in the BBC version, but rather more sweeping and artistic.
Somewhere in Time - This classic film with Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve has some truly grand music, matching the setting of the Grand Hotel. The soundtrack includes Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme from Paganini" which is a marvelous concerto-like piano piece.
Sabrina (1995) - There are so many songs to love in this movie... "In the Moonlight" by Sting, "La Vie En Rose," the iconic Parisian accordion piece, when Sabrina is in Paris. The main theme itself was composed by John Williams. It is such a dreamy song, one of my favorites to play. (See my recording below!)
Tammy and the Bachelor - Debbie Reynolds' warm and sweet voice is perfect for the "Tammy" theme. I guarantee it will be stuck in your head for a day or two. You've been warned. :)
August Rush - The story of a young orphan boy, August, and his "incredible journey moving at the speed of sound." It's a wonderful soundtrack overall, with some unique percussive guitar playing, gospel choir, and lush orchestral works.
Lord of the Rings - Sweet woodwind music sets the tone for the Shire and is played throughout the movies whenever the hobbits are getting reminiscent about home. Oh, and don't get me started about Annie Lennox singing "Into the West" during the credits of the final movie. (After Dino, I'm a really big Annie Lennox fan.)
I'd love to hear about your favorite movie music! Feel free to share in the comments!
'Til next time,