The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2composer Carter Burwell (who also handled the scores for Twilight and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1) has made an adorable admission about his work on "Renesmee's Lullaby" for Part 2: it was at least partially inspired by his own experience becoming a father, just as his "Bella's Lullaby" for Twilight was inspired by his relationship with his wife.
Burwell explained how the song - which Edward (Robert Pattinson) plays for Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), Bella (Kristen Stewart) and the rest of his family in the film - came along during a time when Burwell was about to become a father in his right on his blog.
"For some reason there is a running parallel between my life and Edward’s," he wrote. "I started writing music forBreaking Dawn Part 2 more than two years before it was released. The director, Bill Condon, suggested that, just as Edward had played 'Bella’s Lullaby' for Bella in the firstTwilight film, he should now create a lullaby for his daughter Renesmee."
"This meant that I had to write it before they shot the film, which was happening at the same time as Breaking Dawn Part 1. And, as Rob Pattinson wanted to play it on screen, I had to write something that Rob could play and give him time to learn it," he continued. "Only a few weeks before Bill made this suggestion, I learned that I was about to have a baby girl myself. Inevitably I wrote the piece thinking as much about my daughter as about Edward and Bella’s. In its way this echoed the story of how 'Bella’s Lullaby' had been written originally for my wife."
Read thr full article at Carter Burwell’s website