If my novel had a soundtrack. . .
I first envisioned the story that begins in A Moment of Time (and ends with the sequel, in progress) as a film and wrote a screenplay version (as well as lyrics for accompanying songs). The story is the same, but the focus of the film would be different, as novels and films have unique advantages. In a novel, music can only be talked about, not experienced (though a reader who is familiar with the referenced songs can easily imagine them while reading).
For simplicity, I’m only including the links to amazon.com, but in many instances the songs can be found on youtube (and at your favorite retail store!).
“You’ve Got to be Carefully Taught” (1949, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II) from the soundtrack of the film, South Pacific
“Show Me the Way” (1975, Peter Frampton) performed by Peter Frampton (1976)
“Take Me to the River” (1974, Al Green and Mabon Hodges) performed by Talking Heads (1979)
“The Heather on the Hill” (1947, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe) from the soundtrack of Brigadoon (performed by Gene Kelly, 1954)
“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” (1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe) from the soundtrack of My Fair Lady (performed by Marni Nixon, 1964)
“Don’t Rain On My Parade” (1964, Jule Styne and Bob Merrill) from the soundtrack of Funny Girl (performed by Barbra Streisand, 1968)
“Good Vibrations” (1966, Brian Wilson and Mike Love) performed by The Beach Boys (1966)
“The Mickey Mouse Club March” (1955, Jimmie Dodd) from The Mickey Mouse Club television show
“Ya Got Trouble” (1957, Meredith Willson) from the soundtrack of The Music Man (performed by Robert Preston, 1962)
“Put on a Happy Face” (1960, Lee Adams and Charles Strouse) from the Original Broadway Cast recording of Bye Bye Birdie (performed by Dick Van Dyke, 1962)
“Through the Fire” (1984, David Foster, Cynthia Weil, and Tom Keane) performed by Chaka Khan (1984)
“Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)” (1962, Pete Seeger) performed by The Byrds (1965)
“Morning Has Broken” (1971, words by Eleanor Farjeon and arranged by Cat Stevens) performed by Cat Stevens (1971)
“What I Did for Love” (1975, Edward Kleban and Marvin Hamlisch) from the Original Broadway Cast recording of A Chorus Line (performed by Priscilla Lopez, 1975)
“Desperado” (1973, Don Henley and Glenn Frey) performed by The Eagles (1973)
“Somewhere Down the Road” (1981, Cynthia Weil and Tom Snow) performed by Barry Manilow (1981)
“Wild World” (1970, Cat Stevens) performed by Cat Stevens (1970)
“Wasted Time” (1976, Don Henley and Glenn Frey) performed by The Eagles (1976)
“Light of the World” (1971, Stephen Schwartz) from the cast album of Godspell (performed by Herb Braha, Peggy Gordon, Jeffrey Mylett, Robin Lamont, 1971)
“Haven’t Got Time for the Pain” (1974, Carly Simon and Jacob Brackman) performed by Carly Simon 1974)
The lyrics of other songs are original and will be recorded someday!
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