Bella's Lullaby

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Post by thewillowtree »

Okay, so after I wrote and rewrote and edited a thoughtful reply to this topic, full of insights and observations, I closed out of the window after clicking "preview," not "submit." *sigh*

Anyway, my thoughts are based on the following:

It is a piano composition.
It is a lullaby, therefore it is most likely soft, sweet, and soothing.
Bella recognizes the melody. There is a discernable melody that can be hummed or sung.
It is inspired by Bella (the way Edward sees/feels about her, not as she sees herself)
Edward is insanely talented as a musician.
He seems shy/embarrassed to play (show off) for Bella.
The lullaby is softer and slower than Esme's favorite piece.
Edward lived during the time of the French Impressionist composers (Debussy, Faure, Ravel, Saint-Saens, etc)
Edward enjoys the music of Debussy (Claire de Lune)
Edward has been able to listen to and study many different styles of music over the years (not fact, but a reasomable assumption)

Are we all still in agreement with all of the above? Yes? Good.

Okay, so I'm thinking something Impressionistic in nature, but with a modern flair/twist. It may not be wholly in a minor key, but I imagine that it would weave in and out of one (or more) to represent the bittersweet longing for someone he doesn't deserve (in his mind). The melody would be beautiful and perhaps deceptively simple. The subtle complexity would come in the arrangement and progression of the chords around it.

The first thing that came to my mind was something like Mendellsohn's "Songs Without Words," but none of the ones I listened to had the right feeling. Then I thought of a friend of mine who is a composer. One of his songs is perfect (perhaps not as virtuosic as some of the others posted here, but that's why I said subtle complexity), IMHO. If you go to his MySpace and look in the "buy tracks directly from this artist" section, there is an album called "This Journey." Click to expand it and then listen to the sample of "Victorian." Also listen to "This Journey (New Version)" in the main player area and think of it in a lower key sung/hummed by a rich barritone/bass (I love Chris' voice, but the sound I'm going for is a little darker than his).

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Post by jinnyteamedward »

i think the perfect song for bella's lullaby is the river flows in you by yiruma it's SO pretty :D here's the site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1-Y6HqH ... re=related

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Post by JessRitchie »

I really can't wait to find out what it sounds like. I've thought up pieces in my head when I was first reading Twilight, but have forgotten them. also, because I love just about anything on piano. my mom used to play the piano for me when my sister and I were young, and my dad used to sing. they don't do that much now, and it's something i really miss. so, hearing that Edward wrote something for Bella made it all the more meaningful in my mind. plus, being the crazed music nerd that I am, you just can't much resist a guy that can play the piano.

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Post by fluxxii »

I always imagined Bella's Lullaby to be something like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. It's one of my favorite pieces of music ever and it sounds so beautiful and peaceful, yet it has that slight air of melancholy that fits Edward's personality. However, given the details from the book, I would think it is more Debussy inspired.

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more beautiful lullabies

Post by rxtwilightqueen »

hey evry1! music is just as important to as twilight- VERYVERY important- and bella's lullaby is the one song that seems to be in evry thought i have when i think of twilight-

sry if someone already put this up- but i really likes besides the other posts
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fluxxii wrote:I always imagined Bella's Lullaby to be something like Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. It's one of my favorite pieces of music ever and it sounds so beautiful and peaceful, yet it has that slight air of melancholy that fits Edward's personality. However, given the details from the book, I would think it is more Debussy inspired.
I love moonlight sonata. Besides, doesn't claire de lune mean moonlight?
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Post by Edl0ver »

Claire de lune actually means clear of the moon. but i agree something like moonlight sonata would be perfect

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Post by thewillowtree »

Edl0ver wrote:Claire de lune actually means clear of the moon. but i agree something like moonlight sonata would be perfect
I think Moonlight Sonata is a little too dark & turbulent for a lullaby. Don't get me wrong, I love the song, but I don't think it quite fits.

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Post by texas_girl »

I completely agree with BiteMeSenseless in that in my head Bella's Lullaby is a mix of all those songs...dark and eerie yet sweet and...yeah.

I honestly have loved looking through everyone's suggestions...my favorites have been:

The River Flows in You
The Pan's Labyrinth Theme
Windcrest- The Three Trails

Part of me is anxious to see if an actual Bella's Lullaby is written...I watched a video somewhere that said Rob was going to try to write it. But part of me thinks no matter what is written, I'll end up disappointed. I'm very conflicted.
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Post by Silver.Insanity »

I always thought of Bella's lullaby as something very Tchaikovsky; that's how my teacher describes music with
lots of melody, lots of complexity, but still very beautiful.

Examples would be:
Pas d'Action from Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky)
Yulia Makhalina, Igor Zelensky

Grand Pas de Deux from the Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)
Cristine Blanc, Domenico Levrè
If you listen closely, you can hear scales.

Death of Nikiya, from La Bayadère (Minkus)
Isabelle Guérin

Le Cygne from Le Carnaval des Animaux (Saint-Saëns)
Ulyana Lopatkina

;)

As you can tell, lots of melody (in some cases), and, of course, tragedy. Even in "happy" music like the Nutcracker Pas de Deux, there is something that makes it sad...
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