Discovering incredible music that stirs the soul… through a film critic, Roger Ebert. How, you may ask? I went to search for the trailer for “The Tree of Life” – which he added into his list of 10 Greatest Movies Ever Made – and the music used in it just gave me goosebumps. Much like the time when “Lux Aeterna” from Requiem For a Dream made the hair on the back of my neck stand.
Who says some films are too arty farty and pretentious for their own good? The music in them, even those used for the promotion of said films could bring tears to one’s eyes. I know it did. It happened to me.
Trailer for The Tree of Life.
Music from the beginning of the trailer – Bedřich Smetana: Má Vlast Moldau (Vltava).
Music nearing the climax of the trailer – Funeral March composed by Patrick Cassidy.
As it turns out, this next track was used in the sublime opening sequence.
Zbigniew Preisner – Lacrimosa.
Wow. I’m floored. I don’t know what else to say about this last piece. I wonder if my feelings about it were in part influenced by the memories of the Roman Catholic churches that we visited during the trip to Europe.
I feel the power of faith… although it still doesn’t make me believe in the existence of an omnipresent higher being. *shrugs*