Silent night surrounding me On the shore of wistful sea A kindest heart made me believe The world as I wish it to be. Cast away in beauty's gloom The good in me, the child within The cruelest heart made me forget The world as I wish it to be. Home inside but lost for life Human heart longing for love Slave to the toil, this mortal coil The strike. The suffering. The void.
The original score was composed by Michael Nyman and is his twentieth album release. Despite being called a "soundtrack", this is a partial score re-recording, as Nyman himself also performs the piano on the album whereas the film version is performed by lead actress Holly Hunter. The album design and illustration are by Dave McKean. The music has been re-recorded numerous times by different artists, and became the basis of Nyman's composition, The Piano Concerto which debuted in Perhaps the most unusual rerecording is by conductor Bill Broughton and the Orchestra of the Americas —an orchestral version sans piano. While not on the album, they are included in the published sheet music.
Categories: Song. Tagged as: 90s , Film Score. All of this for what I would say is a mediocre piano composition and not one word about the Emily Dickinson poem from which the title is taken, and is really quite a bitterly pessimistic poem: THE HEART asks pleasure first, And then, excuse from pain; And then, those little anodynes That deaden suffering;.
Check out all the entries in the series here. Why else would I remember it — and the scene it scored — so vividly? Watch it again: it feels pretty 90s. But the song does a few things at once.