Schindler's List (soundtrack)

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Schindler's List: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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RecordedSeptember - October 1993
StudioSony Pictures Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Symphony Hall, Boston
ProducerJohn Williams
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Schindler's List: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the score album for Steven Spielberg's 1993 film of the same name. Composed and conducted by John Williams, the original score features violinist Itzhak Perlman.[1]

The album won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, and the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. It also received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score.

Theme from Schindler's List is one of the most recognized contemporary film scores, particularly the violin solo. Many high-level figure skaters have used this in their programs, including Katarina Witt, Irina Slutskaya, Anton Schulepov, Yuna Shiraiwa, Paul Wylie, Johnny Weir, Tatiana Navka, Roman Sadovsky, Satoko Miyahara, Nicole Schott, Jason Brown and Yulia Lipnitskaya.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Theme from Schindler's List"
  2. "Jewish Town (Krakow Ghetto - Winter '41)"
  3. "Immolation (With Our Lives, We Give Life)"
  4. "Remembrances"
  5. "Schindler's Workforce"
  6. "Oyfn Pripetshik / Nacht Aktion" (OYF'N Pripetshok performed by The Li-Ron Herzeliya Children's Choir Tel Aviv, conducted by Ronit Shapira)
  7. "I Could Have Done More"
  8. "Auschwitz-Birkenau"
  9. "Stolen Memories"
  10. "Making the List"
  11. "Give Me Your Names"
  12. "Yeroushalaim Chel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)" (performed by The Ramat Gan Chamber Choir Tel Aviv, conducted by Hana Tzur)
  13. "Remembrances (with Itzhak Perlman)"
  14. "Theme from Schindler's List (Reprise)"

Not on the soundtrack[edit]

The recordings of "OYF'N Pripetshok" and "Yeroushalaim Chel Zahav" heard in the film are very different from the album versions. The recording of "OYF'N Pripetshok" used in the film is from the 1991 film Billy Bathgate. The recording of "Yeroushalaim Chel Zahav" used in the film is from the 1991 film Pour Sacha. Both recordings are contained on the soundtrack albums for those films.

Other tracks that appear in the film, but not in the soundtrack, include:

In addition, Wojciech Kilar's composition "Exodus" for mixed choir and orchestra was used as score in the trailer in the film.


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Netherlands (NVPI)[4] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Keegan, Rebecca (8 January 2012). "John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Review of: John Williams – Schindler's List (Theme Song)". 20 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Oh No, Russia's New Olympic Darling Skates to the Theme from Schindler's List". 8 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Dutch album certifications – O.S.T. – Shindler's List" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 9 July 2019. Enter Shindler's List in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  5. ^ "British album certifications – John Williams – Schindler's List - OST". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Schindler's List - OST in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  6. ^ "American album certifications – John Williams – Schindler's List (Soundtrack)". Recording Industry Association of America.

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