Film and Television

Film Scores You May Not Have Studied (But Should)

Film Scores You May Not Have Studied (But Should)

Sure, everyone knows the themes to E.T., Jaws, or Halloween. But there are other really good film scores out there that you may not know as well; they are ones that seamlessly blend original compositions with classics, or ones that belong to composers you love and then realize, “They did the music for that?!” Here are some of my favorites that may not be recognized by the average moviegoer.

Memoirs of a Geisha (John Williams) Listen to- “The Chairman’s Waltz”
Black Swan (Clint Mansell)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz) Listen to- “The Bells of Notre Dame”
The Prince of Egypt (Stephen Schwartz) Listen to- “Deliver Us”
Once (Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova) Listen to- “Falling Slowly”
The Great Gatsby (Various Artists) Listen to- “Over the Love”
The Princess and the Frog (Randy Newman) Listen to- “Down in New Orleans”
The Hours (Philip Glass)
Tarzan (Phil Collins) Listen to- “You’ll Be in My Heart”
Wreck-It Ralph (Henry Jackman) Listen to- “Sugar Rush Showdown”

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