Music

Since February 2010, I’ve had a feature on my blog called “A Little Write Music” that helps me share songs that inspire my stories. I’ve been playing music since I was very young, around the same time that I wrote my first book, so I guess it makes sense that the two still go hand-in-hand for me even today!

You can find all of my music posts by clicking HERE.

Many of you have asked me to share the playlists for my novels, so here are some selections organized by book. Check back for more, as I’ll be adding to these. Hopefully you’ll find something that will inspire you and your stories, too!

 

Updated: 8/25/16


FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS


My “official soundtrack” is Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble! Check out the pieces I wrote about in this blog post. Also:
 
– “Air To Air” – YouTube
 
– “Summer in the High Grassland” – YouTube
 
“Conquest of Paradise” by Vangelis (from the movie “1492: Conquest of Paradise”)
YouTube
 
“I Love You” by Woodkid (quintet version)
YouTube
 
“Unstoppable” by E.S. Posthumus
YouTube
 
“Theme From Les Miserables” by Basil Poledouris (from the 1998 movie “Les Miserables”)
YouTube
 
“Blackheart” by Two Steps From Hell
YouTube
 
“Lotus” by Secret Garden
YouTube
 
“Ecstasy of Gold” [instrumental] by Ennio Morricone (from the movie “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly”)
YouTube
 
“Test Drive” by John Powell (from the movie “How To Train Your Dragon”)
YouTube
 
“Oogway Ascends” by John Powell and Hans Zimmer (from the movie “Kung Fu Panda”)
YouTube
 
“Paradise” by Coldplay
YouTube
(“Peponi” cover by The Piano Guys: YouTube)
 
“The Secret Fan” by Rachel Portman (from the movie “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan”)
YouTube
 
“The Encounter” by Tan Dun (from the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”)
YouTube
 
“Oasis” by Tarja Turunen
YouTube
 
“She Walks in Beauty” (from the movie “Vanity Fair”)
YouTube


PUMPKIN PATCH PRINCESS

 

“Cha Cha Cha” by The Little Ones
YouTube
 
“I Want Candy” by Bow Wow Wow (from the movie “Marie Antoinette”)
YouTube
 
“So Close” by Jon McLaughlin (from the movie “Enchanted”)
YouTube
 
“All This Time” by One Republic
YouTube
 
“Geronimo” by Sheppard
YouTube
 
“The Winner Is” by Danna Devotchka (from the movie “Little Miss Sunshine”)
YouTube
 
“Apartment” by Young the Giant
YouTube
 
“The Melody of a Fallen Tree” by Windsor For the Derby (from the movie “Marie Antoinette”)
YouTube
 
“Romantic Flight” by John Powell (from the movie “How To Train Your Dragon”)
YouTube
 
“One Minute More” by Capital Cities
YouTube


ELEGY


“Suna No Oshiro” by Kanon Wakeshima
YouTube
 
“Elegie” by Jules Massenet (and pretty much anything played by Joshua Bell)
YouTube
 
The 2011 score for “Jane Eyre” by Dario Marianelli, violinist: Jack Liebeck
Yes: YouTube; In Jest Or Earnest: YouTube; Awaken: YouTube
 
“Nineveh” by E.S. Posthumus
YouTube
 
Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn
YouTube
 
“The Drift” by Blackmill
YouTube
 
“Praeludium and Allegro” by Fritz Kreisler
YouTube
 
“Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saens
YouTube
 
“Dark Waltz” sung by Hayley Westenra (or this gorgeous version by Jackie Evancho/Conrad Tao)
YouTube
 
“Journey to the Cemetery” by Andrew Lloyd Webber (from the movie “Phantom of the Opera”)
YouTube
 
Cello Concerto by Elgar, performed by Jacqueline Du Pre
YouTube
 
“Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics (cover by the Hampton String Quartet)
YouTube

 
 

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