Vangelis – La petite fille de la mer (from Nocturne: The Piano Album) Arr. for Piano Solo
Here is another version of “La petite fille de la mer” by Vangelis from “Nocturne: The Piano Album”, this arrangement was officially published by Hal Leonard, so you can purchase the sheet music here: https://shorturl.at/eiGW6
As is often the case with me – I recorded two takes and could not decide which one to choose – so I uploaded both.
(in addition, these takes are mixed differently – in the first one, out of curiosity, I used the Strymon Big Sky pedal as the main reverb)
01. La petite fille de la mer (Vesrion 1) 00:00
02. La petite fille de la mer (Version 2) 04:54
La Petite Fille de la mer (Little Girl of the Sea) is a track on the album L’Apocalypse des animaux (The Apocalypse of Animals) by Greek composer Vangelis. The album’s music accompanied a television documentary series with the same name, which was directed by Frédéric Rossif and first broadcast on French television in 1970. La Petite Fille de la mer appeared on the soundtrack of the 2006 movie Stranger than Fiction and in Slava Polunin’s stage production Slava’s Snowshow.
This album is one of Vangelis’ earliest works, recorded whilst still a member of progressive rock band Aphrodite’s Child. It also marks the first time that he collaborated with French director Frédéric Rossif on soundtracks relating to his TV documentary programmes.
Though the album itself was released in 1973, the music was recorded in 1970. In opposition to the way he later recorded soundtrack music – watching the filmed material, then composing to it – in this instance he simply recorded a suite of generic tunes (based on the wildlife theme of the project, but not having access to it) and left it to the film editors to splice-in whatever they needed.
**Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Greek: Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου) 29 March 1943 – 17 May 2022, known professionally as Vangelis was a Greek composer and arranger of electronic, progressive, ambient, and classical orchestral music. He was best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as for composing scores to the films Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004), and for the use of his music in the 1980 PBS documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan
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