Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Flicks

What movies to you plan to watch this weekend? Write to me and let me know if they use pre-existing music such as the Beethoven symphony in A Clockwork Orange or new music created by a film-music composer such as John Williams.

I plan to re-watch one of my favorite films this weekend: the 2005 Joe Wright version of Pride and Prejudice. In addition to its score by film composer Dario Marianelli, there is a scene where Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy dance to Marianelli’s arrangement of Henry Purcell’s Abdelazar Suite: Rondo. Compare his arrangement, titled “A Letter to Henry Purcell,” with a performance of the original.


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