One for “Belle du Seigneur”


I came across this beautiful musical piece while doing some random search on Youtube. This is a composition by the Spanish musician, Nacho Sotomayor. The song is titled as ‘Belle du Seigneur’ which refers to a ‘lover or beloved’ in French. It is a part of Sotomayor’s album La Roca Vol.7. 

Belle du Seigneur also features in the original soundtrack of the movie starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Natalia Vodianova. In fact, the video shared here, is a clip from the same movie. The movie is based on a famous novel by Albert Cohen which is an account of a heated love affair set on the brink of World War II.

I don’t understand French but the song speaks out to me. The music captures an intense mood and the flute renders a very fine classical touch to the notes. If you listen carefully, you will appreciate the huge variation of sounds that has been neatly assembled in this one song. I mean, there are very few pieces where I’ve found such a divine co-existence of the piano and the flute. Don’t they sound so heavenly together?

Song: Belle du Seigneur by Nacho Sotomayor 

One for “Once” ….


 

A few songs from one of the best soundtracks ever made. The movie’s called “Once” starring two real life musicians – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova. Wonderful music and movie, all in one.

Songs (in order):

  • If you want me
  • When your mind’s made up
  • Falling slowly

I simply love the way they’ve penned down the songs and what beautiful compositions! The track “Falling Slowly” won the Oscars for the best original composition and rightly so.

Falling Slowly lyrics:

“I don’t know you
But I want you
All the more for that
Words fall through me
And always fool me
And I can’t react
And games that never amount
To more than they’re meant
Will play themselves out

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You’ll make it now

Falling slowly, eyes that know me
And I can’t go back
Moods that take me and erase me
And I’m painted black
You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It’s time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We’ve still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice

You’ve made it now
Falling slowly sing your melody
I’ll sing it loud”

 

——-Wandering Sonata