“Love Actually” is one of the last great romantic comedies of our time, Many factors went into the success of “Love Actually.” The extraordinary international, mostly British, cast, the interweaving plot lines, and of course the delicate, sentimental, lush romantic score by British composer Curtis Armstrong.
One of the most memorable parts of the score is called “Glasgow Love Theme.”
There are other decidedly unromantically titled tunes such as “Portugese Love Theme” and “Prime Minister’s Love Theme”. However, each melody is more lush and romantic as the one before.”Glasgow Love Theme ” is featured in this rather poorly edited montage. But it’s really one of the more touching plot lines in the movie, in which Andrew Lincoln’s (“Walking Dead”) character serves as the best man for his friend, Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years A Slave”) who is marrying the love of his life, played by a spectacularly gorgeous (20-year-old) Keira Knightley.
It’s not as depressing as it sounds, basically because Andrew Lincoln acts the shit out of the scene. It’s a distinctly, lovely tear jerker.
Standing on its own, “Glasgow Love Theme” is a simple, elegant melody, perfect for use as a Wedding Processional. I have to give thanks to Allison and Kyle who requested I play it for their wedding processional on May 21, 2016.
I was going to add this to my list of Processionals on my Wedding Wisdom Blog, on my own, but they beat me to it.
Leave a comment to let me know what you think.