Guess what came in the mail on Friday??
The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack!! It’s the 2 disc special edition. 😀 Not only does it have all the main songs from the film, but it also has a lot of dialogue included in it – it’s almost like watching the movie itself. Just without video. Ok, maybe it’s more like listening to an audio book. I don’t know, I just know that I’m loving it!
I actually haven’t listened to the whole thing through yet, but I’m working on that as I’m writing this. Ahhh this music is so amazing. I love the full orchestra…the talented voices..etc. One of the most amazing parts of it is that Emmy Rossum (and other talented peoples) can sing those ridiculously high notes – without going into falsetto. Now that’s amazing. At the end of the them song “Phantom of the Opera”, Emmy Rossum actually reaches a High E – which is like super amazingly high if you take a look at it on a piano. 😀
The songs included in the soundtrack are:
- Madame Giry’s Tale/The Fairground
- The Swordfight
- Think of Me
- Little Lotte/The Mirror
- Angel of Music
- The Phantom of the Opera
- The Music of the Night
- Magical Lasso
- I Remember
- Prima Donna
- Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh
- Why Have You Brought Me Here
- All I Ask of You
- All I Ask of You (reprise)
- Journey to the Cemetery
- Wishing You Were Somehow Here
- Masquerade/Why So Silent
- Wandering Child
- The Point of No Return
- Down Once More
- Learn to Be Lonely
- Don Juan
- We Have All Been Blind
Several of my favorites are the “Overture”, “The Phantom of the Opera”, “The Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, “Masquerade”, and “The Point of No Return”. I guess that’s most of the main ones…haha. But I love all of them – especially the dialogue. It’s overall really amazingly cool and I’m so glad I bought this CD. 😀
What songs do you like from the Phantom of the Opera? Well, I guess that depends if you like the Phantom. If you don’t, what are some of your favorite songs otherwise?
In other news, at church today, the sermon was about persevering under tribulation. It was basically talking about staying joyful in times of trial and still give God the glory. The pastor was also saying that we shouldn’t think that our situation is a “special case” – therefore meaning we have an excuse not to rejoice. Every situation is special, and in every single one we should still thank God for it, because eventually it will be for the better. Still, really, who wants to rejoice when you’re under tribulation? No one, that’s who.
However, James 1:2-4 says, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
I believe this means that we should be joyful in trials because it will eventually shape our character for the better. This is super hard to remember (especially in the moment), but nevertheless, we should all try to remember this. It would be helpful if we pray ahead of time about letting us remain cheerful in times of trial – before we are actually in them.
And I am now going to continue listening the Phantom of the Opera Soundtrack. Later, peoples! 😉