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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Musical Interlude

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

The theme from the 1971 film Nicholas and Alexandra is one of my favorite movie themes. Here is Henry Mancini's arrangement of that theme?


I love Henry Mancini's music and arrangements! He was a musical genius who specialized in composing film music and television-show pieces.  He wrote symphonies as well although they were overshadowed by his film and television theme songs.

Please take a moment to read about Henry Mancini.

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    1. Gotta have antidotes to the toxic politics of today, Bunkerville!

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  2. Mancini wrote some of the most beautiful songs of my lifetime. He was truly a great composer.

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  3. The following version is played more expressively and with greater subtlety and passion. I think it does more justice to the tragic subjects of the film.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylwko9MKpSw

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylwko9MKpSw

    Sorry the commentary is in Asian characters. That can be off-putting, but the MUSIC speaks eloquently enough for itself.

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    1. FT,
      Yes, those versions are better. But I was in a Mancini mood when I cued up this post.

      Are you familiar with any of his symphonies? I heard one in a concert that Mancini directed. Excellent piece! I'm not sure that he ever recorded his symphonies. A real pity, IMO.

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  4. Just lovely. And interesting to read about him.

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