I highly recommend the movie, "Suite Francaise," (meaning French Suite) currently available on Netflix and starring Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Kristin Scott Thomas. It is a moving WWII drama about star-crossed lovers during the Nazi occupation of Bussy, France. The music, by Rael Jones, is beautiful. The movie is based on the planned sequence of 5 novels by Irene Nemirovsky, a French writer of Ukrainian-Jewish origin. In July 1942, having just completed the first two of the series, Ms. Nemirovsky was arrested as a Jew and detained at Pithiviers and then Auschwitz, where she was murdered as a victim of the Holocaust.. The notebook containing the two novels was preserved in a suitcase by her daughters but not examined until 1998. They were then published in a single volume entitled Suite Francaise in 2004, and then made into a movie in 2015.
Here is the original tune "I Am Free" from the movie as posted on YouTube:
Here is Mercuziopianist's piano score of "I Am Free," from YouTube:
And this is my piano arrangement which incorporates elements of Mercuzio's much more complex composition:
And if you are interested in playing this arrangement, here is the score (Roxana Elena Belibou who you can find on YouTube, scored it for me):
This is my piano arrangement of a second piece from the Turkish Drama Series, Cezur ve Guzel (meaning Brave and Beautiful), starring Kivanc Tatlitug and Tuba Buyukustun. The tune is called, "Aci Ask/Suhan" and is by Toygar Isikli, a prolific contemporary Turkish composer. The series synopsis: Cesur comes back to Korludag, a small town outside of Istanbul, to seek revenge for his father's murder. What he doesn't count on is falling in love with his enemy's daughter, Suhan!
Here is the original song from the soundtrack as posted on YouTube:
Here I am playing my piano arrangement of the tune (also posted on YouTube):
If you are interested in playing my arrangement, here is the score (I had Roxana Belibou from Romania, also on YouTube, score this for me):
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This blog page represents my own original compositions as well as piano arrangements created off of others' tunes. I took 7 years of piano lessons throughout my childhood and have played off and on in my adult life. My piano is an 1884 Ivers & Pond Upright Grand, made in Boston, which I had refinished and rebuilt about 24 years ago.