Writing Music: Sandra’s Theme19:19
It’s Friday again, which means it must be time for another Writing Music post. This week we’re taking a break from our Writing Music: Your Suggestions series, but rest assured, it’ll be back again very soon. I still have so much amazing music to share that you guys have recommended to me. This week’s piece actually came from author Maggie Stiefvater’s Twitter (no, I’m not cool enough for her to tweet to me. I’m just good at stalking her online.) While I’ve never seen Big Fish, I instantly fell in love with this piece, Sandra’s Theme, composed by Danny Elfman, when I first heard it.
To me, Sandra’s Theme feels very much like a fantasy piece. With its delicate woodwind and strings, it evokes images of the countryside, and especially of the woodlands. I don’t know why, but woods always seem particularly fantasy-esque to me. For the most part, this piece is calm, peaceful, poised and graceful, but it also holds an undercurrent of mystery, perhaps hinting at some discovery lurking just around the corner. This piece would suit the beginning of an adventure, the first steps from the normal world.
What does this piece evoke in your mind? What authors do you follow on social media? What music would you recommend I check out? Suggest me some great music and I might feature it in a future Writing Music: Your Suggestions post!