- River Waltz – “The Painted Veil” (Alexandre Desplat)
This theme has the perfect mixture of mystery and beauty hidden in its haunting chords. Lang Lang uses his passion to dig the tenderness right out of the piano keys, delivering a perfectly executed musical translation of heart throbbing emotion.
- Vesper – “Casino Royale” (David Arnold)
This song speaks in a language which the innermost depths of the heart can completely understand. Orchestra is incorporated midway through, adding the guttural depth that sends chills down your spine. The base of chilling piano creates an atmosphere of betrayal and makes the heart break.
- Main Title – “To Kill a Mockingbird (Elmer Bernstein)
The air of this song encompasses nostalgia at its deepest. Granted, it very quickly becomes heavily woodwind and orchestra based, but coupled with the piano, sentimentality is the ache that sinks into your heart and makes you crave more and more.
- The Ludlows – “Legends of the Fall” (James Horner)
Beginning with the sense of melancholy accomplishment, this song develops into a journey—causing you to remember who you once were and to recognize how far you’ve come.
- “We Love Each Other” – “Second Chances” (Jared Kraft)
Transporting you from uncertainty to hope, this song could easily bring a tear to your eye every time you hear it. As it hits your ears, you find that Love is symbiotic to true joy and eternal hope.
- Night Time – “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” (Alexandre Desplat & Aaron Zigman)
This—the simplest form of the theme which is slowly being developed throughout this entire fantastic film—is the materialization of magic. In order to grasp the full effect of the brilliant theme, you have to watch the movie; in its story based creation, its glory is fully appreciated.
- Theme from Sabrina – “Sabrina” (John Williams)
Sweeping romance entrances your mind as you float through this fantastic and inspired theme. Creating visuals of class and poise in the mind of the listener, but also stimulating the senses with adventure and zeal.
- Maestro – “The Holiday” (Hans Zimmer)
Backed up by an incredibly unified orchestral arrangement, the piano rings in a heart warming tale of love and excitement. Amazingly innovative, the movement of this theme constantly keeps your attention.
- Main Theme – “Going Home” (Jared Kraft)
This one is pure piano, and it creates something extremely special—emotional and creepy sensations mix together to make one brilliant theme.
- The Skulls – “The Skulls” (Randy Edelman)
Simplistic, and beautiful; this theme holds a quaint resonance in the execution of the piano. The synthesizers, light percussion, and orchestra complete it to make an absolutely incredible work of art.
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