Love Themes

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Movies can be very effective at delivering the high drama of deep emotions. Most cinematic love stories have their accompanying "Love Theme," composed to tug at our heart strings, and help us feel the ache and glory of love. This Valentine's weekend, host David Garland presents powerful Love Themes from movies famous and obscure by composers Miklos Rozsa, Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone and many others.


Miklos Rozsa - Ben Hur - Love Theme - Rhino Movie Music

Jerry Goldsmith - Inchon - Love Theme - Intrada

Alex North - Spartacus - Spartacus Love Theme - Varese Sarabande

Alex North - Spartacus - Love Theme - Alexandre Desplat - Varese Sarabande

Bernard Herrmann - Vertigo - Scène d'amour - Varese Sarabande

Dimitri Tiomkin - Giant - Love Theme (There's Never Been Anyone Else But You) - Capitol

John Barry - High Road to China - Love Theme - SCCD

John Barry - My Life - My Life (Love Theme) - Epic Soundtrax

Nino Rota - Death on the Nile - Duet  (Main Love Theme) - DRG

Henry Mancini - The Hawaiians - Fumiko (Japanese Love Theme) - Intrada

Danny Elfman - Forbidden Zone - Love Theme (Squeezit and the Chickens) - Varese Sarabande

Victor Young - The Left Hand of God - Love Theme - RCA

Alexandre Desplat - Twilight Saga: New Moon - Love Theme (Strings Only) - E1 Entertainment/Summit

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Between Two Worlds - Love Theme - Turner Classic Movies/Premier Soundtracks

Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in America - Friendship and Love - Restless/Rykodisc

Alfred Newman - The Diary of Anne Frank - The First Kiss - Tsunami

Comments [3]

Michael Meltzer

I'm sorry you''ve omitted the "Love Theme from The Robe" from the Alfred Newman score. I had a 45rpm recording of that by Les Baxter when I was a teenager, that I literally wore out.

Feb. 12 2011 09:56 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane from LoveBOONTON, NJ

MORE FILM MAGIC MOMENTS: Love songs that are unquestionably seductive listening are: Once in Love With Amy [Where's Charlie], Bess, You is Ma Woman Now [Porgy & Bess], And this is My Beloved [Kismet], Strangers in Paradise [Kismet], A Woman in Love [Guys and Dolls], I jes caint say no [Oklahoma], If I loved You [Carousel], Think of me [Phantom], People will say we're in love [Oklahoma], Bewitched [Pal Joey], Hello, Young Lovers [The King and I], Falling in love with love [The Boys from Syracuse], I love you [Song of Norway], I'll be seeing you [Right this way], So in love [Kiss me Kate], Lucky in love [Good News], My funny Valentine [Babes in Arms], Paris loves lovers [Silk Stockings], Some enchanted evening [South Pacific], Bushel and a Peck [Guys and Dolls], All I ask of you [Phantom], Come rain or come shine [St. Louis Woman], I've grown accustomed to her face [My Fair Lady], On the street where you live [My Fair Lady], There's a small hotel [On your toes],We kiss in a shadow [The King and I], The Boy Next Door [Meet Me in St. Louis], Younger than Springtime [South Pacific], and dozens more. Midge, you are so right there is romance in all the music formats, vocal and instrumental.

Feb. 12 2011 11:44 AM
Kenneth Bennett Lane from BOONTON, NJ

LARA'S music from DR. ZHIVAGO is my pick for sensuous seductive music that can be appreciated well beyond the context. Film has the advantage of a story line that can effectively inspire a specificity that yields well to a broader aspect. The song Tammy from the film of the same name with Debbie Reynolds as Tammy is still relevant and so is Fanny the film whose introduced the song of the same name, also of the female star who also starred in Gigi, still another love song of the titular personality. Who can forget Maurice Chevalier singing of Gigi, not in the film, but on a commercial recording. "Maria" in West Side Story is certainly a classic, well-deserved.

Feb. 12 2011 08:17 AM

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