The Beautiful Project – Issue No. 42 – The Lullaby ‘Suo Gân’.

Empire of the Sun

I was deeply moved when I was little when I heard the song Suo Gân. Then I became more familiar with it when I saw the movie ‘Empire of the Sun’ (1987) where it is sung, as linked below, by James Rainbird and chorus. I assumed it was in Latin, but it is in Welsh. It has a verbally explicit and sublime, exalted, reverential, beautiful quality that is very rare, even for classical music. Like some of Bach’s music, it is one of the best. The composer of it, and it’s probable pre-19th century exact time of composition, unfortunately, is unknown.

In ‘Empire of the Sun’, it is lip-synched by a 13-year-old Christian Bale, the star of the movie (later, Batman, The Dark Night, etc, wow!), in his 4th ever role.

James Rainbird, soloist, and the Ambrosian Junior Choir, Directed by John McCarthy:

https://goo.gl/SJ2Itd

Extraordinary live video of another sublime performance, in a cathedral, by the Choir of King’s College, soloist unnamed:

https://goo.gl/7WRuSx

The movie soundtrack or the single track can be purchased here:

http://goo.gl/36L3Xs

Let me know how you enjoy it, Hugs!,

Paul Daniel

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The Beautiful Project – 3rd Anniversary Issue – Issue No. 40 – The Ballade pour Adeline.

Hello Everyone!,

Today is the 3 year anniversary of The Beautiful Project.  40 issues have been done to date!  There are now over 350 email recipients and WordPress followers and the list of subscribers continues to grow.  *<:-P party  Many, many more years to come!  Woo hoo!!! *:) happy*<:-P party

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Enjoy the piece of music below, I have been looking forward to doing an issue on it forever. –

The piece is ‘Ballade pour Adeline’ (French, “Ballade for Adeline”).  It is a very beautiful piece of music, and an important piece of classical music, in part, because unlike the music of Mozart etc it was composed more recently, in 1976; there have been fewer pieces of great classical music composed lately. It was composed by French composers Paul de Senneville (primary composer) and Olivier Toussaint (de Senneville’s composition partner).  Paul de Senneville composed the piece as a tribute to his newborn daughter, Adeline.  The first recording was by Richard Clayderman and it was a gargantuan hit, and made Richard Clayderman hugely famous.  According to Wikipedia world-wide sales of his recording of Ballade pour Adeline have now reached over 22 million copies in 38 countries.

Beautifully elegant video of the piece’s performance by Richard Clayderman:

This piece of music can be purchased here. –

Amazon: https://goo.gl/MtGzX7

iTunes: https://goo.gl/FBsjmg

Stay warm, and expect more beautiful things in the future,

Hugs!!!,

Paul Daniel

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The Beautiful Project – Issue No. 39 – The Music ‘Light & Day’.

Light & Day Pic 1
Light & Day Pic 2

A bright, golden, warm thing on this October day. . . . ☀️

 
Track No. 4 on the soundtrack CD to Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (still one of my favorite movies – I have it on VHS, DVD and I own the soundtrack CD) is an extraordinary piece of music, titled Light & Day, by the group The Polyphonic Spree.  It does not appear in the movie itself anywhere, though; it is used for a special music video on the DVD.  It has one of the brightest, most effervescent, optimistic, joyous, exuberant sounds I have ever heard, and I wanted to do this issue of The Beautiful Project on it.  I wanted to do it on something upbeat, and I thought about doing it on many things, but this seemed best for today, because it is fresh, whereas we have all heard the Beethoven 9th Symphony-Ode To Joy melody line before.  That can be for another issue. : )
            The arrangement of the instruments in Light & Day is extraordinary.  It brings to mind the dizzying, ecstatic, whirlwind sound and orchestration in pieces of classical music like Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1.  That can be for another issue too!
            The linked track is the only one I could find that is what is on the Eternal Sunshine CD, although it references an unrelated TV show.  I would have linked to the official Eternal Sunshine music video, but it seems to distract from the music, which is what this issue focuses on.
            This sure is an original piece of music; it falls into the Pop category, but it is unlike any other song I have ever heard!
            I thought the above pics expressed the sense of this piece of music too. : )
            Enjoy! 🌅
 
 
You can purchase the soundtrack CD or the Light & Day track alone here:
 

http://goo.gl/YSSlkx 

Let me know what you think of it!  : )

Hugs!!!,

Paul Daniel
 
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