I do love unique musical instruments which often play in folk music from different countries...now don’t run away, I promise this won’t be bad. Ok, to me, I think these songs are great and are my favourites, of many, but I love these songs ...that they come from films is purely coincidental. I'm joining Monday Music Moves Me because I get moving on Wednesday:). The hostess is Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, a beautiful lady who loves music and more.
1. THE THIRD MAN THEME BY ANTON KARAS-1949
I love the zither which is a standard instrument in many folk songs from Germany and Austria. This composer was found by Carol Reed, the director of "The Third Man”, playing in a small cafe in Austria and asked him if he could come up with a song for his film. The result is this very famous song also known as the Harry Lime theme. Yes, I do have a few CDs featuring this instrument.
2. ZORBA’S DANCE BY MIKIS THEODORAKIS-1964
This piece has become world famous and is played at just about every tourist Greek tavern and Folk dance routine you can imagine but I love it. It is performed by the bouzouki, a unique looking stringed instrument.
3. LARA’S THEME BY MAURICE JARRE-1965
This is another beautiful theme song that we all know even if we have not seen the film( which is also excellent). Of course we hear other instruments but the balalaika takes centre stage. My mom loved this theme song and this was her favourite film.
I love the music thst comes from crystal glasses, the banjo, many other pieces of music with different instruments. Which songs can you think of that have different instruments played in it.