Romeo & Juliet

Label
Capitol
Release date
2002
Running length
18 tracks
Running time
48:31

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Prologue and Fanfare for The Prince 1:47 2,421
2 Romeo 4:05 2,388
3 Juliet 1:34 2,728
4 The Feast at the House of Capulet 2:07 2,127
5 Their First Meeting 2:51 2,305
6 What Is A Youth 2:26 6,273
7 What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks? 2:57 1,549
8 Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow 2:40 2,205
9 But this I pray... consent to marry us today 3:07 962
10 Romeo and Juliet Are Wed 1:44 2,101
11 The Death of Mercutio and Tybalt 1:05 1,790
12 Nightis Candles are burnt out 4:29 576
13 Adieu (Farewell Love Scene) 1:52 1,774
14 The Likeness of Death 3:42 1,744
15 The Ride From Mantua 2:57 1,302
16 Death... Hath sucked the Honey of thy Breath 1:49 1,085
17 Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (in Capuletis Tomb) 3:05 1,501
18 O Happy Dagger! (The Death Of Juliet) 4:14 992

About this album

Nino Rota — Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 British-Italian cinematic adaptation of the William Shakespeare play of the same name.

The film was directed and co-written by Franco Zeffirelli, and stars Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey. It won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design; it was also nominated for Best Director and Best Picture. Sir Laurence Olivier spoke the film’s prologue and epilogue and reportedly dubbed the voice of the Italian actor playing Lord Montague, but was never credited in the film.

Plot

In Verona, Italy, Romeo and Juliet, the teenaged children of two feuding families, meet by chance and fall in love. They are secretly married by Romeo’s confessor, Friar Laurence, with the assistance of Juliet’s nursemaid. Unfortunately, a street duel breaks out between Juliet’s cousin Tybalt and Romeo’s friend Mercutio, which results in the death of the latter. Romeo retaliates by killing Tybalt, and is penalized with exile.

Unaware of Juliet’s secret marriage, her father has arranged for her to marry a wealthy young count. In order to escape this arranged marriage and remain faithful to Romeo, Juliet consumes a potion prepared by Friar Laurence, intended to make her appear dead. Friar Laurence plans to inform Romeo of the hoax so that he can pick Juliet up after her burial and escape with her when she recovers from her swoon, but the news of Juliet’s death reaches Romeo before the friar’s letter. In despair, he kills himself in Juliet’s tomb. Awakening shortly after he expires, Juliet follows suit. Later, the two families process into their joint funeral together, implying that the tragedy has resolved their feud.

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