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Cirque Du Soleil – Benoit Jutras

This is breaking a rule but this song needs to be here, regardless of age.

Earlier I mentioned how Imogen Heap’s “Us” reminded me of Benoit Jutras’ music, and now I am posting one of his finer creations.
I also chose this piece, from “Quidam”, because it gave me the most options for future posts. This song reminds me of many things. Normally when I think about circus music, I think 3/4 time (think: waltz), but this song is a slight departure from that. It is, however, still very much circus-like. This piece reminds me of Italy, and especially of Nino Rota. You may or may not recognize the name, but you should remember what he composed–The music for “The Godfather”.

Sit back, relax, and take in “Innocence”. Listen for the children jumping rope in the background. I know because I have seen Quidam live.

From the Album: Quidam

4 Responses to “Cirque – “Innocence” (from Quidam)”

  1. on 19 Jan 2007 at 12:46 pmJoey

    I do like Cirque du Soleil. they have really interesting Music and Performances.

  2. on 20 Jan 2007 at 12:01 amCasey

    In “Innocence” there are really similar sounds and themes, and note progressions as in the “Arabian Dance” from The Nutcracker suite by Tchaikovsky. If you take out the mandolin on “Innocence,” you can hear how they are really alike – to me, at least.
    I know it’s not the season for it, but it really does sound like the “Arabian Dance” to me – that’s what came to my mind first.

  3. on 20 Jan 2007 at 11:17 amJason

    I certainly hear the similarities. “Arabian Dance” doesn’t sound out of season to me. It isn’t overly christmas-like. AD does feel a bit sad though. The clarinet + oboe combination in a minor key with subtle violin cues in the background probably does that.

  4. on 31 Jul 2008 at 12:51 amJustin Pinheiro

    Hey, I am looking for a specific song. Filet, by Benoit Jutras. I absolutey LOVE this song, and can’t find it anywhere. If you have a copy of it, or know where I can get a copy of it, please send it to me! I have been looking for the past two and a half hours. Any reply would be much appreciated. My e-mail is, thank you.

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