Schindler's List (soundtrack)
|Schindler's List: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Film score by|
|Studio||Sony Pictures Studios|
Symphony Hall, Boston
|John Williams chronology|
|Entertainment Weekly||A− link|
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.
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.
- "Theme from Schindler's List"
- "Jewish Town (Krakow Ghetto - Winter '41)"
- "Immolation (With Our Lives, We Give Life)"
- "Schindler's Workforce"
- "Oyfn Pripetshik / Nacht Aktion" (OYF'N Pripetshok performed by The Li-Ron Herzeliya Children's Choir Tel Aviv, conducted by Ronit Shapira)
- "I Could Have Done More"
- "Stolen Memories"
- "Making the List"
- "Give Me Your Names"
- "Yeroushalaim Chel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)" (performed by The Ramat Gan Chamber Choir Tel Aviv, conducted by Hana Tzur)
- "Remembrances (with Itzhak Perlman)"
- "Theme from Schindler's List (Reprise)"
Not on the soundtrack
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:
- the famous tango "Por Una Cabeza" by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera is played in the opening nightclub scene
- the tango "Celos (Jealousy)" by Jacob Gade plays next in the nightclub
- the German schlager "Die Holzauktion" ("Im Grunewald ist Holzauktion") by Franz Meißner and Otto Teich, performed by Rudolf Scherfling plays after that in the nightclub
- "Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann" is sung live by the patrons at the end of the nightclub scene as they take pictures with Schindler
- the German marching song Erika (Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein) by Herms Niel is sung by German troops marching into Krakow
- an instrumental arrangement of the song "Szomorú Vasárnap" by Rezső Seress
- an instrumental arrangement of the song "Deine Augen Sind Dein Herz"
- an instrumental arrangement of the song "In einem kleinen Café in Hernals"
- Polish pop song "Miłość ci wszystko wybaczy" "(Love Forgives All)" by Henryk Wars
- Polish song "To ostatnia niedziela" is played at Schindler's birthday party after he kisses the Jewish girl
- Bach’s English Suite No. 2, played during the liquidation of the ghetto
- Gute Nacht Mutter, performed by Wilhelm Strienz, plays on loudspeakers as the camp inmates are forced to run naked for inspection.
- Mamatschi (or Mamatschi, kauf mir ein Pferdchen), performed by German Cabaret singer Mimi Thoma, played on loudspeakers in the camp to lure the children out of their hiding places and onto trucks
- "God Bless the Child", performed by Billie Holiday plays as Schindler stays awake at night, deciding to buy the imprisoned Jews from Goeth
- "La Capricieuse, Op. 17" by Edward Elgar, arranged by Jascha Heifetz, performed by Itzhak Perlman and Samuel Sanders, used as score for the scene where Schindler interviews secretaries
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Silver||60,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
- Keegan, Rebecca (8 January 2012). "John Williams and Steven Spielberg mark 40 years of collaboration". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
- "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.
- "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.
- "American album certifications – John Williams – Schindler's List (Soundtrack)". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.