Memoirs of a Geisha (soundtrack)

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Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of geisha soundtrack cover.jpg
Film score by John Williams
Released November 22, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Soundtrack
Length 61:02
Label Sony Classical 82876-77857-2
John Williams chronology
War of the Worlds
Memoirs of a Geisha
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
ScoreNotes 9/10 stars
SoundtrackNet 4/5 stars

Memoirs of a Geisha is the original soundtrack, on the Sony Classical label, of the 2005 Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning film Memoirs of a Geisha starring Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Koji Yakusho and Gong Li. The original score and songs were composed and conducted by John Williams.[1]

The album won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score but lost to the original score of the film Brokeback Mountain.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Sayuri's Theme 1:31
  2. The Journey to the Hanamachi 4:06
  3. Going to School 2:42
  4. Brush on Silk 2:31
  5. Chiyo's Prayer 3:36
  6. Becoming a Geisha 4:52
  7. Finding Satsu 3:44
  8. The Chairman's Waltz 2:39
  9. The Rooftops of the Hanamachi 3:49
  10. The Garden Meeting 2:44
  11. Dr. Crab's Prize 2:18
  12. Destiny's Path 3:20
  13. A New Name... A New Life 3:33
  14. The Fire Scene and the Coming of War 6:48
  15. As the Water... 2:01
  16. Confluence 3:42
  17. A Dream Discarded 2:00
  18. Sayuri's Theme and End Credits 5:06

Total Time: 61:02



Preceded by
The Aviator
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Succeeded by
The Painted Veil
Preceded by
Diarios de motocicleta
(The Motorcycle Diaries)
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album
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