I finally found a 10th anniversary recording of Les Mis. It is awesome and I keep listening to it. The people are such good singers that I don't think I'll be able to completely enjoy the movie version again. In comparison I really get why some people have been complaining about how bad the movie sounds.
Here it is on youtube:
I spent most of today (yesterday actually, since it's just past midnight) doing music. The music-ing actually started on Friday night when I went with my family to a orchestral concert. I haven't been around orchestral music since the Speech night of my school at the end of last year, so it was really nice to get to listen, even if I didn't get to participate.
In the morning I had my piano lesson where I played and practised this epic Pirates of the Caribbean piano solo. I'm finding it really exciting now because I've almost got it perfect and up to speed and the combination of harmonies and the speed of it makes playing it so awesome.
After the lesson I somehow got onto searching sheet music for the musical Les Miserables. I found Musescore's site for sharing sheet music that people arranged themselves, and some of the Les Mis arrangements were quite epic. It's amazing what people can do, and seeing all that made me start making my own arrangement of a Les Mis medley for piano. It actually was more me copying and pasting bits of the melody from the orchestral arrangements I found on that site than actually writing it for scratch, but now I have a rough plan of how I want things and the melody for the first song down.
It's been so nice to give into my musical side and not worry about assignments and tests for a day. I wish I could for longer, but unfortunately the rational part of my brain is telling me that that would be a bad idea. Hopefully I can find time to do more between now and when exams finish in a month, but if not I still have the whole summer holidays to do whatever I want! :D