I loved this film version of Sense and Sensibility and the music by Patrick Doyle is beautiful! In celebration of day 3 of the publication of Willoughby's Return I am offering this brand new CD of the soundtrack.
Willoughby and Marianne share a love of music when they first meet in Sense and Sensibility. After he breaks her heart there is a very poignant passage where Marianne tries to overcome her feelings by playing again - but it will not do.
After dinner she would try her pianoforte. She went to it; but the music on which her eye first rested was an opera, procured for her by Willoughby, containing some of their favourite duets, and bearing on its outward leaf her own name in his hand writing. That would not do. She shook her head, put the music aside, and, after running over the keys for a minute complained of feebleness in her fingers, and closed the instrument again; declaring, however, with firmness as she did so, that she should in future practise much.
If you'd like a chance to win the CD I'd like to know if you have a special love song or a special piece of music that you associate with someone - it could be a first love, a boyfriend, your Mum or Dad, a special friend. You don't have to name names, but I'd love to know about your piece of special music or song choice and why it's so dear to your heart!
Just leave a comment below! The competition is open worldwide and closes on November 14th. The winner will be announced on November 16th.
Yesterday I had the chance to chat with Jaime on her blog Book Nerd Extraordinaire - Click here to read - US and Canada have a chance to win a copy of Willoughby's Return!
Finally, I wanted to post one of my favourite pieces of music - Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapelli. My lovely Uncle Gerry passed away recently and whenever I hear this music I associate it with him and the lovely parties we used to have. He was a picture book uncle with a curly moustache - he could do magic tricks and play the ukelele and when I was a little girl he always had time to twirl you up into the air. The smell of oil paint was always in the house - he was a wonderful artist and he inspired me very much!
Sweet Georgia Brown