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:
I plan to get my piece scored and post that within the next few weeks. Thank you so much for listening! If you are interested in receiving my newsletters, which focus primarily on my whimsical assemblage art, click here to be directed to my homepage where you may sign up! You may also subscribe to my YouTube channel for my piano pieces at Shenna Shepard.
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.