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Pair of Twins, A

(Michel Legrand)

This song, written by the French composer Michel Legrand, features on the soundtrack of the 1967 musical Les Demoiselles de Rochefort translated as The Young Girls of Rochefort.

This film musical, directed by Jacques Demy, is about the twin sisters Solange and Delphine who live in Rochefort where they teach music and dance in their own school and each becomes romantically entwined with people who come to the small seaside town.

The soundtrack of the production, which stars Gene Kelly and the sisters Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac, who died in an accident shortly after filming was finished, features performances by Donald Burke, Ann Germain and Claudine Meunier respectively who dubbed for the stars in the film.

Jackie Ward and Sue Allen performed the English version of “A Pair of Twins”, translated from “Chanson des Jumelles” on disc two of the soundtrack.  It had been adapted by Julian More and Earl Brown.