I have been compiling a repertoire of movie theme music to perform at a corporate function tomorrow night which has movies as its theme. Just added The Godfather Theme (Nino Rota). I was familiar with the tune but don’t recall having ever played it… until a few moments ago. Beautiful tune, now committed to memory, with a refreshing key change in the middle. Remember the theme from A Summer Place (Max Steiner)? I don’t recall ever seeing the film, but the theme music remains one of the most melodic melodies of the 1960’s. The most popular version was recorded by Percy Faith, which earned him a Grammy Award in 1961. A Summer Place was the first movie theme and the first instrumental to win a Record of the Year Grammy.
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