Adverts

Open Access Articles- Top Results for Speak Softly, Love

Speak Softly, Love

For the Andy Williams album, see Love Theme from "The Godfather" (album).
"Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)"
Single by Andy Williams
from the album The Godfather (soundtrack)
B-side "A Fool Never Learns"
Released April 1972
Genre Vocal
Length 2:41
Label Columbia Records 45579
Writer(s) Larry Kusik, Nino Rota
Producer(s) Dick Glasser
Andy Williams singles chronology

{#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. style="width:100%; background: transparent; text-align: center; line-height: 1.4em; vertical-align: top" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. style="width:33%; padding:.2em .1em .2em 0" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. "Music from Across the Way"
(1972) #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. style="width:33%; padding:.2em .1em" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. "Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)"
(1972) #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. style="width:33%; padding:.2em 0 .2em .1em" #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect. "MacArthur Park"
(1972)

#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.}
The famous theme, composed by Larry Kusic and Nino Rota.

Problems playing this file? See media help.

"Speak Softly, Love" is a song written for The Godfather (1972), the first film in the Godfather trilogy. Its instrumental version is simply known as "The Godfather Love Theme". The lyrics are by Larry Kusik, and the music is by Nino Rota. The signature musical theme that opens the piece closely resembles a theme that appears early in "Preludio - Povero Ernesto!" in the opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848).[citation needed] A similar melody also appears in the overture to La Forza del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901).[citation needed] There are also different sets of lyrics for the song in Italian ("Parla Più Piano"), French ("Parle Plus Bas") and also in Sicilian ("Brucia La Terra"). The Sicilian version is sung by Anthony Corleone (Franc D'Ambrosio) in The Godfather Part III.

Rota had used a more comedic version of the song for the 1958 film Fortunella. When this was discovered, Rota's score for The Godfather was disqualified from consideration at the 1973 Academy Awards; it had been nominated for Best Original Score.[1] However, Rota's score for The Godfather Part II won the 1974 Academy Award for Best Score, despite containing the same piece.

Recordings

The song was originally recorded by Andy Williams. Other artists, such as Al Martino, and Bobby Vinton, have also recorded the song, among many others:

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Kris Tapley (2008-01-21). "Jonny Greenwood's 'Blood' score disqualified by AMPAS". Variety. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/sergio-franchi
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuNtenbFXGc
  4. ^ http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x54hfe_gianni-morandi-parla-pi-piano-canzo_music
  5. ^ Movie profile on "The Godfather" including trivias section referring to Tino Rossi and Marie Laforêt's covers of the song
  6. ^ [1]

External links