Don’t worry – Angry Anderson hasn’t made it to my piano tune collection! Suddenly is a beautiful song written especially for the film adaptation of Les Misérables. Apparently when he was reading the book in preparation for making the movie, director Tom Hooper realised that there was no song in the stage show which showed Valjean’s acceptance of fatherhood as he took Cosette under his wing. Claude-Michel Schoenberg had never included such a song because he felt that it was too intimate a moment for the stage and was something that could only be captured on camera. Along with lyricists Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer they came up with the idea of Valjean suddenly realising his purpose in life, and the song was quickly written, ready for the film. There’s more information about this song and clips of the film on this behind-the-scenes video. I hope you enjoy my version.

If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project or see all of my June songs here.