Playlist: 'Piano from a 4th Storey Window'
Music is huge for me while I'm writing and I always have a playlist for my novels, which I generally immerse myself in, at the end of the working day; perhaps over a spot of Spider Solitaire.
SPOILER ALERT - beware reading the bracketed circumstances before reading the book!
Chapter One 'Marin'
'Dull Tool' Fiona Apple (Marin on William)
'Girl Disappearing' Tori Amos (alone in Brighton)
(though my version, bit different, is from 'Gold Dust'.)
'Mr Bad Man' Tori Amos ('Compose' - email to William)
'Two Small Deaths' Wye Oak (to and from the marina)
Chapter Two 'Lawrence'
'Hanuman' Rodrigo y Gabriela (mi aerodeslizador esta lleno d'anguilas...)
'Je te veux' Erik Satie (Marin going to the lock-up)
Chapter Three 'Lawrence and Marin'
'This Guy's in Love with You' Herb Alpert (watch out for Herb humming and playing trumpet simultaneously)
'Isabelle' Jacques Brel (on the mezzanine)
Chapter Four 'Nina'
'Music for a found Harmonium' Penguin Café Orchestra (Irreverence at Number 8)
'Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis' Vaughan Williams (going to Nina's)
'As if We Never said Goodbye' Patti Lupone (James at the lock-up)
'Please Concrete' Wye Oak (Madeira Drive)
Chapter Five 'Tom'
'Golden Mile' Mary Black (pregnancy)
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Adagio Assai (driving to Pevensey and indeed throughout) Your heart should start breaking about four minutes in. Sorry about the coughing, tho' it wasn't me. (How can I get this conductor into a theatre piece? Perfect for Ramòn.)
Chapter Six 'Milla & Ryan'
'Civilian' Wye Oak (Marin trying to keep it together)
'Silent Sea' K T Tunstall (going to the beach and finding Jasper)
Chapter Seven 'Louisa'
'If Children were Wishes' Wye Oak (Lawrence, Doon and their mother)
Chapter Nine 'David'
'We don't live in Sitcoms' Will Hanson (going to Falmouth) this track unavailable on YouTube. Will, come on! So I've copied 'Home'.
Chapter Eleven 'Doon'
'Tower Song' Martha Wainwright (Marin in the lockup) Haven't been listening to it live, but this is is good and raw.
'Allegro' (inspired by Bach's Sonata No. 2) Nigel Kennedy (funeral)
Chapter Thirteen 'Rusalka'
'La Foule' Martha Wainwright (James at Number 8)
'Waltz' Fiona Apple (beach huts at Sargasso)
Chapter Fourteen 'Jamila & Teddy'
'Southern Nights' Glen Campbell (the fox cubs)
'Doubt' Wye Oak (Lawrence painting the Wall of Scribbles)
Chapter Sixteen 'Cyrus'
'Un Romano a Copababana' Quartetto Cetra (Cooden Beach)