RIP Michel Legrand

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RIP Michel Legrand

Postby Gusto10 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:28 am

Today is the funeral of Michel Legrand. Nominated 12 times for Oscars, known for amongst other "The windmills of your mind".
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Re: RIP Michel Legrand

Postby Kirbstone » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:59 pm

Sad of course, but he lived to a grand old age.

Everything he wrote is wonderful to listen to. A delight to play, also. Our choir quite recently performed an SATB arrangement of 'Windmills of your mind' Delightful.

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Re: RIP Michel Legrand

Postby dillon » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:07 am

I had forgotten many of those scores and was reminded of a lot of great music that came with films of that era. Yes, there were fine film score composers before John Williams, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, and Gustavo Santaolalla.
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Re: RIP Michel Legrand

Postby r.m.anderson » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:45 am

"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Re: RIP Michel Legrand

Postby aussie08 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:31 am

What a wonderful composer.
{After seeing the DVD of "La La Land" and its Extras}, I tracked down a DVD of "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" (1964) and the "extras" {includes an interview] but the songs: "Watch What Happens" and "I Will Wait For You" live on , and then I tracked down and bought "Michael Legrand The Piano Collection" (Sheet Music Album). His style of writing is inspired. Even wrote the music for "Yenti" (1983), and as you have mentioned "The Windmills Of Your Mind" from "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968); remember "China Doll" and "Jazz Time" from "Marguerite" (2008); "Secret Places" from "Secret Places" (1984); "The Hands of Time" from "Brian's Song" (1971); "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" from "Best Friends" (1982); "Sweet Gingerbread Man"; Plus many many more memorable pieces.
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