Jan 11, 2014

Song As Old As Rhyme: Instrumentals, Part One

I said that one of my goals for 2014 was to have more posts besides memes, reviews, and blog tours, so here's me, doing that! Now don't get me wrong--I love books. They are my babies and my life and my emotions and my overreactions and my everything. But you know what else I love? (A lot of things.) MUSIC.

Music speaks to me. It inspires me. And when it comes to writing, it also helps create scenes. (Seriously, I don't know where I'd be without music.) I'd say my music taste is eclectic and that I like a little bit of everything. One of my favorites is scores and soundtracks. They are just so STUNNING, and here are seven that I think you need absolutely have to must should check out!

From Braveheart: "'Freedom'/The Execution Bannockburn"
This one of my favorite instrumentals ever. It's just so stunning and pretty and lovely, and when it hits around 1:45 (when Wallace yells "Freedom!" in the movie) it's just magnificent. I highly, HIGHLY recommend that you listen to this (and the whole CD, for that matter). SO GOOD. (And when it comes to my WIP, this song is a huge inspiration.)

From Pocahontas: "Farewell [Instrumental]"
Another favorite. (And my most played song on iTunes, thought that could maybe be the previous song if I'd discovered it sooner and not used Spotify so much.) (And another writing inspiration.) This, like several other instrumentals on this soundtrack, is so flipping good. Not including the songs, this and "Skirmish" are probably my favorite. Though I'll admit, I skip to around 3:00 when I listen to this, for that's the best part and what I'm addicted to. Isn't it great?

From Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron: "Run Free"
This is just brilliant, especially when it picks up (around 2:10). Plus, it's Hans Zimmer. And it's my favorite instrumental--and track, really--on the soundtrack.

From Peter Pan: "I Do Believe in Fairies"
I DO BELIEVE IN FAIRIES, I DO, I DO. I also believe in this song. Because it is lovely.

From Beauty and the Beast: "Transformation"
Is it sad that when I listen to this I can pretty easily picture what's happening at that point in the movie?

From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: "Another Year Ends"
There's just something about this that I really like (so much so that I heard it on the movie first, then looked for it).

From The Little Mermaid: "Happy Ending"
Another one that I just really like for some reason. The sounds are mellow yet beautiful. And while it's happy, there's almost a sad undertone.

As I was making this post I realized that there are way more instrumentals I want to share with all of you, so I'll be posting more soon! If you listen to any of these, let me know what you think! And also, do tell: what are some of your favorite instrumentals?

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