Music for Writers

Some authors prefer to create in silence, but I love to listen to music when I write. Not only can a sweet tune set the mood, it also helps me relax and focus creatively. Just any music won’t do, though. As a romance author, I need beautiful melodies, no hard rock or country, only instrumental and classical compositions provide me with the proper sort of inspiration. Since music adds so much to my writing, I thought I would share a few of my favorites CDs.

Revolutionary Road

Original Music by Thomas Newman

The Duchess
Music from the Motion Picture by Rachel Portman

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Music by Dario Marianelli and featuring Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Becoming Jane
Original Score by Adrian Johnston

Miss Potter
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Music by Nigel Westlake

Sense and Sensibility
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Patrick Doyle

The Cider House Rules
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Rachel Portman

Debussy for Daydreaming
Philips Classics

Puccini Without Words
Andre Koselanetz and His Orchestra, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, CBS Records

Albinoni’s Adagios
Erato Classics, Warner Classics UK

Chopin Favourite Piano Works
Vladimir Ashkenazy, The Decca Record Company Ltd.

Pride and Prejudice
Motion Picture Soundtrack, Dario Marianelli/Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Shakespeare in Love
Motion Picture Soundtrack, Stephen Warbeck

To Gillian on her 37th birthday
Motion Picture Soundtrack, James Horner

Somewhere in Time
John Barry, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Varese Sarabande Film Classic

Mansfield Park
Miramax Motion Picture, Lesley Barber

Miramax Motion Picture, Rachel Portman


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