Soundtrack Saturday




Good day everyone! Soundtrack Saturday is a meme I thought up :) 
Instructions:
Find a song that fits the overall tone or mood of the current book you are reading.



Right now I'm reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The song I chose to fit this book is the Davy Jones Theme by Hans Zimmer (one of my most favorite contemporary composers!)

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I was initially leaning on finding a Danny Elfman tune for this book, because let's face it, when it comes to dark, mysterious whimsy (such as The Night Circus) you can't get any closer than The Elfman. But for some reason, the more I thought about the book, I got this song stuck in my head! So here it is. Now, in relation to The Night Circus, this songs fits quite well with the light and airy to dark and gothic tones.

     This song can be seen as representing the setting for The Night Circus, as the music box gracefully tinkles in the beginning before graduating to a more dramatic organ and string combo (at 1:14) and then subsiding back into the gentle music box notes (at 2:37.) All of this symbolizes the sweet clarity of the innocence of daytime, before suddenly becoming alive at night as The Night Circus opens with it's magical dark whimsy and then as dawn floats around, back to the purity of morning.

   Although I haven't finished the book yet, the song may also represent the main characters, as they begin innocent and then grow into illustrious magicians of mystery. Perhaps towards the end there's a calmness in the love they find in each other? I suppose I'll find out!

Happy Reading!

4 comments:

  1. Great post! Nice way to combine music love with book love ~ it's hard not to create a soundtrack for the book your reading :)Totally joining in on the fun! Here's mine...

    Happy Reading :)

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  2. Hi!
    I just came across your site and it is really lovely! I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, www.rainydayreads.com It would be great if you could stop by and I would love to have a fellow book lover as a new follower.
    Christine x
    Rainy Day Reads
    www.rainydayreads.com

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  3. Ooo, we just started a Music Monday which is very similar. Have loved Hans Zimmer ever since I knew he composed the Lion King sound track. Thanks for such a great post! Following!

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  4. Awesome, thanks so much! I'm off to go check out your blog now :D Thanks for following!

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