This little section of my blog is dedicated to my fanfiction, The Soloist, which you can read on my FF page (fanfiction.net/~copyrogueleader).
First, the Palladium Center Hall of Music! (Using Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA for this one, haha)
Next, songs from Chapters I and II!
- The sheet music that ran away from Blaine, leading to his meeting with Kurt, is a piece by Vivaldi entitled “The Four Seasons - Spring.”
- The song Blaine decided to play to prove to the Chamber (particularly, a feisty little violinist named Rachel) that he deserved his position is Mozart’s eleventh Sonata, “Rondo Alla Turca.”
- First, we have Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major,” which, a la Will Schuester, is perfected and performed even though it has nothing to do with the upcoming concert. Snaps for Maestro Will!
- Next is one of my personal favorites: Handel’s “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.” I just love picturing Kurt and Rachel facing each other head on, giving each other death glares all throughout this totally upbeat, joyous little tune, haha.
- The second ‘competition’ piece is Part 4 (Rondo: Allegro) of Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” Imagining Kurt and Rachel going at it with this one is even more epic - alternating lead violin, staring each other down, trying to outdo each other with their speed and precision… gotta love the mental image.
- And last but certainly not least, we have Danny Elfman’s “The Piano Duet” from the Corpse Bride Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. I have yet to meet a pianist who does not know this song, and I thought it would be the perfect little number to bring Kurt and Blaine together.
- The theme for this chapter is Bach’s “Suite For Cello No. 1,” as performed by Yo-Yo Ma. It always made me think of beautiful snowy weather, so this is what I listened to while writing Kurt and Blaine meandering through Chelsea on their first date.
- The first song for this chapter is, of course, Beethoven’s “Für Elise” in A minor.
- The second, however, is a secret. Because it’s Blaine’s original song :)
- In this chapter, when Blaine is looking out at Kurt, trying to think of the perfect song to play just for him, he ends up choosing “Nel blu dipinto di blu” by Domenico Modugno. Only, in my mind, he plays his own, unique, acoustic type version.
- There is another wonderful rendition of this song called “Volare” by The Gypsy Kings, which I’ll put here just because it’s awesome.
- The song that Helen and Kurt convince to join them for is called the “Jug of Punch Set” by Mick McAuley and Winifred Horan. It’s an incredible piece. Listen to it once, and you may not be able to stop for a good while.
- The song that I listened to for inspiration for all the excitement of this chapter as a whole is called “Linger” by The Cranberries, and is absolutely beautiful.
- And lastly, Claude Debussy’s “Arabesque No. 1” the song that Blaine plays right before he and Kurt… well, you know ;)
- There is only one song for this chapter, and it is Yann Tiersen’s “Comptine d’un autre été - L’après-midi”.
- For his competition solo, Kurt decides to take one of his very first violins, an old and battered one, and play Hans Zimmer’s “Not In Blood, But In Bond,” from Sherlock Holmes.
- As for the haunting little melody that Blaine hears in his head and has written out and perfected over the past couple of months, you are allowed to use any song that you like. I, personally, like to imagine that it is something like the classical arrangement of “The Muse.”
- As Blaine waits in the concert hall, he is playing a piano cover of Coldplay’s, “Paradise,” as arranged by this incredibly talented musician.
- When Kurt and Blaine reach Columbus Circle, they hear a string quartet performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” in the arrangement recorded here, by a lovely group of musicians called The Vitamin String Quartet
Blaine and Wes’s neighborhood in Morris Park.
Next, Blaine’s family-owned Italian bar & restaurant, Renato’s.
And lastly (for now!), the small restaurant opened by Kurt’s mother where he grew up, Flanagan’s (and yes, you Rory fans have something to look forward to!)
That’s all for now! But stay tuned, there’s plenty more to come :)