Andy Williams - Godfather Theme

2014-01-19 09:25:44

"Speak Softly Love " is a song written for The Godfather , the first film in The Godfather trilogy. While its instrumental version is simply known as "The Godfather Love Theme", "Speak Softly Love" is the vocal version. The words are by Larry Kusik but the music itself is by Nino Rota. The signature musical theme that opens the piece closely models a theme that appears early in "Preludio - Povero Ernesto!" in the opera Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti . A similar melody also appears in the Overture to La Forza del Destino by Giuseppe Verdi . There are also different sets of lyrics for the song in Italian , French and also in Sicilian . The Sicilian version is sung by Anthony Corleone in The Godfather Part III. (Wikipedia)

Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams was an American popular music singer. He recorded seventeen Gold- and three Platinum-certified albums. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a TV variety show, from 1962 to 1971, as well as numerous television specials. Most recently, he performed at his Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, which was named after the Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini song "Moon River", with which he is closely identified. (Wikipedia)

The Godfather is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, released in 1972 by Paramount Records, and in 1991 on compact disc by MCA. Unless noted, the cues were composed by Nino Rota and conducted by Carlo Savina . The song "I Have but One Heart" is sung by Al Martino, who performed it in the film as character Johnny Fontane. (Wikipedia)

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