William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (includes Balcony Scene)
Up 44, to its highest ever position. Craig Armstrong is a Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder.
Armstrong composed much of the soundtrack to the 1996 film Romeo + Juliet. His setting of the famous balcony scene tells the story of a hidden Romeo overhearing Juliet on her balcony proclaiming her love to him. For this part of the story, Armstrong uses solo piano, quietly playing a slow, romantic tune. Listen out for the entry of the orchestra, used to depict the point at which Romeo comes out from hiding to declare that he, too, is in love.
As the two agree to be married, the music grows, and several high violin passages can be heard, possibly representing romantic joy or the excitement of Romeo and Juliet overcoming the difficulties faced by the feuding Montagues and Capulets.
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