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The Godfather (Love Theme) for String Orchestra

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By Matthew Naughtin

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Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass - Intermediate - Digital Download
Arranged by Matthew Naughtin. Score, Set of Parts. 9 pages. Published by Matthew Naughtin (H0.714859-SC001282066).

Item Number: H0.714859-SC001282066

Nino Rota's iconic score for The Godfather almost won an Academy Award. However, the nomination was withdrawn after the Academy discovered that the "Love Theme" was a rewritten version of Rota's music from the 1958 film Fortunella. Nonetheless, the melancholy waltz tune went on to become a hit song, "Speak Softly Love" with lyrics by Larry Kusik. This lush, romantic arrangement for string orchestra captures the wistful flavor of Rota's beautiful theme. The file contains the full score and all five parts.
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